Before butterflies, before even flowers.
Before the blooming of possibility—of wisdom, we must lay down our fears and regrow our bones.
Pull the structures into question, and turn them
into something malleable
A tender shoot of bright green life.
Only then can pollination begin,
Only then can love enter.
. . .
Detail of “Before Butterflies, Before Even Flowers” -graphite and watercolor on paper, 20x20 in. Tomorrow is the last day of the show “Beneath the Harrow” with @allisonsommers and @kaspianshore at @antlerpdx