in the last light

in the last light knots untie not by themselves of course but carefully with delicate fingers and patience I close my eyes to work on the worst parts the torn pages torn pieces forgotten and buried silk threads fall through my fingers undo the tapestry as it hangs on the wall across from me watching…

pages turn

  pages turn blanket unused unspoiled no scratches or creases empty I cannot mirror my mind in the bleached fibers no colour or ink that blooms under my finger tips within the stretched skin covering my heart although I try I stare at the blank wall wondering why the words stop at the glass no…

seeking light

  tell me to be strong as I close my eyes head down in a vice another blinding headache fill my chest with stones to balance the weight and lay me beneath the stars for one more night with the moon let your words float around my face to kiss my eyes to sleep one…

I am you

  I am you in your worry held breath waiting to be noticed acknowledged cared for loved understood I am you in the turning of a page learning connections storytelling in lines and wrinkles dug deep on your skin I am you in the last light of day sunset gold falling across your face with…

please

please you sat across from me after explaining all you can do have done wanted to do how you wanted to give back help others now that you were working and had a home of your own help those who are in the same place you were grateful after so many years for help for…

the first row

  the first row is the hardest set up the pattern count from the edge to see if the numbers work sitting in my head a piece waits for translation from air into wool needle exchange sometimes the twist works sometimes it does not row after row silent meditation conversation between fingers the eyes wander…

I just wanted to try

I just wanted to try and it felt like breathing for the first time after plunging into the sea getting lost in the waves the undertow turning me over lungs bursting until finally I find my feet again in the ever-moving sand. I just wanted to try before the sun set before the snow fell…