rocked by water – artist statement

rocks can be small pebbles,

or cookie-sized

stacked into a castle.

rocks can also be massive:

they are teeth,

the bone structure of the earth’s crust.

water is eternal:

submerging so much rock

water can make satin from crusty lava

pummeling the sediment at shore.

when i hold

new life i immediately rock

that infant – my instinct moves

back and forth

ebbs and flows.

i know i cannot rock the water.

it drains between my fingers

but i can rock in water

afloat on surges.

these are both rock and water

dependable yet fluid

steadfast but dancing

the wax billows, seeps and undulates

quenching the dry canvas.

rocked

by

wax.

just as i am rocked

by

water

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