Shades of Arizona

Terracotta smeared across your cheek
and over chocolate-amber eyes
integrating you into this scene

You laughed when asked how to throw a pot
“Overhanded,” your reply

Denim work shirt
Your hands stained to the elbow
Deep inside your latest undertaking
A thing of soft geometry taking shape in your palms
Undulating
Defying gravity
Defying the Earth that bore it
Graceful
gentle
delicate
it swims up
meeting your hand

Unwilling to steal you from this place of mind
that you love so
so much
I orbit just out of reach
scratching paper with pen
Cartographer of the moment

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Chyfrin the Celtic poet

Artist, Poet, Electrical/Biomedical Engineer, Actor, Playwright, Set construction, Educator, Lover of womankind and single malt scotch

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