The Life Library

The Life Library

She topples, tilt-a-whirl, cartwheeling,
shifting words–and worlds–
“I” becomes her story,

hundreds of volumes to fill
each time she falls

into a book,
a slip, a smudge,

a ripple, a wrinkle, paper and life in origami folds
form timeless variations, endless stories—

her life mirrored, reflected, repeated,
repeated, repeated.

For dVerse, Mish introduced us to the amazing surreal art of Erik Johansson. It was difficult to choose an image, but I finally settled on these two.

©️Erik Johansson, “The Forest Library”
©️Erik Johansson, “Up the Past”