Day Six: Moved to Breathe

Hello! Happy Day Six. If you are doing #OctPoWriMo or #Inktober I just want to let you know that you are wonderous. Keep Going!!

I have both drawing and poem again for you. You can find drawing and poem on my Facebook album and Instagram account. 

Once, my shadows

blinded suffocated clenched

my heart mind eyes Self

So hard-I nearly died, no lie. My family left me to bury myself. But,

Writing moved my fingers. Arrested my shadows for ten minutes at a time. I could – for the first time –  feel the threadbare beat of my heart

Acrylic painted hands (too bright for shadows)

Breathed for me until I could do it for myself.


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Rose Ketring

Rose Ketring is an artist and writer who uses a variety of methods--from collage to acrylic to prose--to convey stories and experiences. My process follows into those dark corners to find threads of light. In the absence of meaning, creation continues where words can’t travel.

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