Hemp Bound Journal: Three Things (reworked)
collage (fragments from old patent book, key, coin, and mirror fragment) with oil pastel, Neocolors II water soluble wax crayons, instant coffee, gesso, and india ink
8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
23 January 2006
Are not four things.
Are sharper than knives,
Silent famines of thought that
Shine silver like moons in the dark.
Three things are perfectly cold
By the deadliest scheme.
Three things are ancient wheels
That turn in the night,
Near misses and reflections.
Are stitching thought to flesh to deed,
Bone drawing blood slickened sinew.
Three things are problematic monsters
Ministering, waiting, and watching.