a conversation in two parts
Sometimes, when I get stuck working on a piece, my way of getting unstuck is to meander through my collection of old papers--
maps, journal pages, sheet music, and scraps of old poems I wrote. Last week I found this old poem is my collection. I think I wrote it in 2015 or 2016. You can read the poem in full below the image and then see some close-ups of how I incorporated the words into my mixed media work.
i am not going to pretend i don't hear your voice
in my head every night i sleep
and your words wrap themselves around me
it takes me
half the morning to find
my own words
all those unspoken
all the threads
of past miscommunication
unfurling silently, without mercy
all the words i never said
drift before me
like ghosts, mumbling their regrets
what does it matter all the things
all the broken pieces
meant to be?
did you forget
that this is
what was meant to be--
the loose ends the story
that stops mid-sentence
without resolution or conclusion,
Have a favorite way of getting yourself unstuck with your creative work? Let me know in the comments.
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