Cruel Unspooling

                                        To Meg Huggins’s Birth of the Sun

Birth begins
When Klotho spins
Fresh thread
From the newly dead.
See how she’s pulling
A cruel unspooling.

Souls’ Consent

                                        To Yeonhee Ji’s ceramics

Sometimes our souls
Only consent
To containment
If the vessel has enough holes
To fully prevent

The Living Part

                                        To Sean Madden and Nadia Mercer’s installation

The living part
Of making art
Is the challenge of trying
Even in dying.