#152 The Lake (click image to enlarge)

#152 The Lake
2012 – 12 x 18 edition of 23 – $400





The Lakeis opening the dark
She prays the sun up
every morning,
slips it from
beneath her silver skirts,
holds fire
in her hands.

Her voice
repeats its mantra.
Her reaching fingers
curl, murmuring
over the smooth stones
like a rosary.

At night
she lifts the moon
out of her pocket,
like a sacrament,
over and over
to her knees
upon the shore.