Thursday, October 28, 2010

Serpent Skin Dreams

My serpent skin dreams are
silent, sibilant

My serpent skin dreams are
sout, spirit
spit in your eye

snake skin shed

body reborn shining

dance, drum, do

My serpent skin dreams...

Jan. '97

Patchwork Woman

Weaving relationships
Bits and shreds of lace
and wool

Jersey, linen, gabardine, cotton

In a life; diaper cotton, velvet princess dress
itchy wool socks
Graduation chiffon

Torn wedding dress or dresses
support hose, satin pillows winding shroud.
Faded, overwashed dreams
Burlap hard times
Ephemeral art
patched and repatched
into new lives
female art
Until it too wears out
and is added
to the new quilt.

Oct. '96

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Even God

Even God

Would use a dime

As a screwdriver.

April '05