Collagraph print from an original papercut. #1/10. Poetry by Erica Frances George.
I take a detour on the way home.
Step out alone into the bay
float until I can hear my heart beat.
I swim, stretching and pulling across the swell.
In the cliff is a cave running deep and dark into the belly of the rock, receding beyond the reach of the sun.
I tread water.
Below me deep greens, clear and bright, fathomless, my footing taken away
The swell drums a bass line against hollows I cannot see and I become the expanse of the ocean and a drop within it
My body is mine again, beautifully enough to hold and carry the gentle tide of ordinary.
Intaglio collagraph from handcut paper
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