#84 of 365 – “turnips and stone”

“turnips and stone”


I am trying to squeeze new behavior

from turnips and stone


excavating from the wreckage of deeds

for which I must atone


my hands are dirty, as I dig to uncover

a brighter disposition


through the layers of marsh and rubble

of dark and stubborn composition


my clay runs deep into the night

beneath the roots of my past


into the sediment of sins

from which my colors have been cast


I’ll walk my ruins when I find them

and learn the secrets that they hold


and then I’ll clean my relics off

and gently pick out the gold




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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