Colors change shape

     change size.

These days I only want my form to shimmer


These days I want to speak with the voice of a muddy

     bass clarinet.

I sit, take off my glasses

     and rub glitter into my eye.

My arches are strained,

my feet are large and

     I’m feeling these muscles and wondering

         who I’ve sculpted.

Image: God Shiva as Lord Who Is Half-Male, Half-Female (Ardhanarishvara). Tamil Nadu, India. 14th century. Granite. Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by me.