At the urging of a friend
I took my brain out
showed it to people who were interested
shared it with my family at a reunion
the double triangle, the six-pointed star
floating disks, twisted ribbons
it was amazing
I was determined to make a journal
a deep paper breath
to shift my state of being
from chaos to coherence
I didn’t have to be perfect
there is no eraser in life
triangles rotate on a center point
spiders create homes by weaving
I can indeed make something beautiful.
Source & Method
Source text: Joy of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, Marie Browning. Design Originals. 2013.
Michele Rappoport’s writing has appeared in various literary journals, including Right Hand Pointing, Delmarva Review, High Desert Journal, The Centifictionist, and Art in the Time of Covid-19, an anthology of pandemic writing and art.