Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Embryo

the ocean is a restless mother
simultaneously birthing and aborting -
excreting scents from her womb which confuse this witness.

foam meets scarred earth which
the mother soothes twice a day.

she wipes clean the striae
of
cycles
and
prints
and
paws

and the living pick over the dead
and its skeletons

and press it all into fine dust.

2 comments:

Joel said...

you have such a knack of ending your pieces with a calming, dusk-like effect. another lovely one...

Kelly McGannon said...

*thank you*, joel. i don't know where they come from but i'm always so happy when the words form and find a voice. looking forward to seeing your art soon!!!