Pattern of Freeze and Thaw

Another spring
blooms green
in that space between blue sky
and brown soil,
which is like a lesson
some of us must learn
again and again—
that something like happiness
will come,
stay a while—
and maybe that happiness
will have warm hands
and a sunshine smile—
still,
no matter how good it feels
to grow and expand,
to encompass
one singular beauty—
we are the thorns,
the hurt things,
the cuttable rose, already cut,
ever-fixed in a pose
of beguiling vulnerability—
never willing to, again,
take root
in the garden of another.

DeMaris 5-10-2022

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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