Raspberry Ring

A blurry line flails across
a bumpy page ignoring
the landscape of words
and sentences and
careless young thoughts. 

Those thoughts, largely
ideas seeking an audience, 
are incessant
in their chatter, 
stature and poise. 

Behind a blurry line, 
before it penetrates paper, 
a pause occurs when
line tightens focus and
paper prepares to push. 

Pushes that youthful line
into becoming a particular
word which precisely connects
idea with emotion (serving-up a
raspberry ring to help us see).


- mailed to New York this week -
artwork by Ernst Haas