Unbearable Tenderness


“PUSH”, 2008, 14″ x 14″, 6″, ceramic,steel,wood
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Yesterday: “RAGE”

Today: “UNBEARABLE TENDERNESS”

And so it goes….

On my daily roll around the neighborhood with Olivia in tow

I saw a leaf.

The first squeak of that almost unbearable tender and new green

Which reaches out to meet us

After a deep winter.

The return.

The count-on-able appearance

Of life

When there seemed only deep chill before.

Yesterday, my limbs were numb and unresponsive.

Today I literally feel the incremental return of lively blood

And my mood is not at the effect of anything or anyone;

It is mine alone

And fueled by possibility

When only yesterday there was none to be had.

I took the fuse that lit that tiny and tenderest of green leaf

And plugged it into my own heart.

See… here it is right there in my eyes

Should you care to look there.

I can share it with you.

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2 Responses to “Unbearable Tenderness”

  1. Barry on March 23rd, 2012

    I hear you …. and nice piece of art by the way.

  2. laura Hegfield on March 24th, 2012

    a dance…it is a dance that even those of us with limbs that are no longer graceful (to the casual viewer for we are filled with immeasurable GRACE) do moment by moment, breath by breath…we are human.

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