Confessions of a Transplant: You made my year.

You know who you are. And if you don’t see your name here, please add it as a reply

The Mob

Skinner & Co

Byron

Cort

Niko

Nay

Rob

Rosanne and Joe, what a team

Tamoxifen

Lincoln

2(MJM)

Nancy (NYC and ATX)

Seema

Pablo

Boston

Denise of the Dragonflies

Terry Jane, you are there

Mary

Kathy – Emily= Ben= Malcolm

Chloe

Urbans and Irwins

Chris my sailor

Felting Sistahs

My Flaggs

Alyce and your wonder

Delia and Dermuid

Cyber Stalker

Beth

New York City

Nina

Pennie

WordPress

Flash Pulp

Vicki, Joy, Steven, Kate, Cash

Stacy, my body remembers you with every step

Drs. Chang, Kee & Seade

MDACCH

Susan (both)

Cowboy

Shookie and MOMA

me and charlie, charlie and me

Charlie, Mike, Me,

Me

In the short run or the long run it comes down to me.  I gave myself this year to just stop. To breathe, to dream, to live in the body that I have, to move from survivor into that new identity.  This year started with rejection and ache that I stared in the face and from this series of encounters I made art. In the making of this mixed-media piece, with all my energy intensely focused, came that knowing that I am an artist. And I gave it to the person for whom it was crafted. I will never see it again and for all I know it’s in a dumpster or a consignment shop. Doesn’t matter. The making gave me a gift.

So now at the end of the calender year, I pack to go to Mexico wondering about the state of affairs in the poetry world.  And I’m taking my fancy crayons and some paper. And I’m taking myself because it doesn’t matter.  I live with chronic pain and fuzzy thinking and feet I feel only parts of. But I live.

 

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Transplant: You made my year.

  1. Nuchtchas December 30, 2011 / 6:00 PMDec

    Glad you had a good year, we are glad to have you in our word

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