talking to graham….

digital decoupage cwmartin 2011

i showed
aunt bea
 leonard cohen’s
double heart tattoo
since graham
wondered what
she would think
about it
she smiled
and said
it’s a better
symbol of true love
two interlocking rings
i said
i don’t see
the difference
she said
rings can be cut off
but the only way
to separate
two joined hearts
for one
to die

the wood carver….


his hands bore the scars
of learning his trade
the thick calluses in his palms
were like the rings of a tree
sharing with those who chose to look
his years upon this earth
this piece beneath his blade
was now complete
a sea
where each wave
seemed to move
as eyes scanned the horizon
at a distance
one could see a small
yet distinct
fishing boat
bouncing with expectation
of a bountiful harvest
and sea gulls
cruising through the sky
one would swear
they saw the wings
move from time to time
so precise was his work
but do not look for this place
nor the life he portrayed
for now you will only find
the black death of oil
smeared upon the scene
erasing the history of this place