Like the water in the river

Flowing over the rocks

Carving them into shapes the rocks will not recognize

So slowly as to intimate the pain

Unlike the water 

Carving them to expose

To reveal what might be hidden

Without regard

Certainly without respect

As the rituals are lost

The stone knows no better


I do not know

So the carver brings it into the light screaming to be seen 

Bloodied with dust of years

Polished with the pain of exposure

June 2022 Marble Colorado