Tenacity of Lace
BARELY OCTOBER - Musings #80
WEDDING TALK - Musings #79
CHECKING BAGGAGE Musings #78
BELOW THE SURFACE Musings #77
Musings #76 -The Model and Her Artist (Mainstreet Rag)
Musings #75 - Notwithstanding (Plainsongs)
Musings #74 - Dare I Speak of Heaven? (published in Roanoke Review)
Musings #73 - An Affinity for Place (published in POEM)
Musings # 72 - Edge of Empathy (published in POEM)
Musings # 71 - Day Folds Into Night (published in POEM)
Silk slides on skin, sleeves billow,
the air stands still.
It is we who are moving,
struck mirrored pose lengthened
in line and time
as blades cut through ice.
I always thought balance
was about the center of things.
It is holding the sharp edge,
the inner and the outer,
leaning into the turn’s curve,
the risk of each other.