Day 21 Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, I Am

Inspired by all three images

I Am

I am Janus-faced,
smiling as I frown,
ending a job, just
as I begin it

in a wave of motion, I swell,
an ebb and flow, a tide of becoming
a current of loss.

I am a chimera, the sea flows
through my veins, tiny salt crystals—
like stars–float
as my heart beats a tattoo,

wake and sleep, hope and despair.

I am time and timeless,
a ripe apple and a seed newly planted
both here, both gone.

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art!

20 thoughts on “Day 21 Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, I Am

  1. I knew this was yours from the first line (again) and I knew what it would be about. I love the tides, the sea, the pulse of the blood, the way you paint time passing and circling back again.

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