what is it good for? (#9)
short of war
between the holes in the
skin of ordinary lives–
those empty spaces echoing
with unknowing, with what could have been
Day 30 of NaPoWriMo linked us to oddness for inspiration–I clicked on “Pieces of History” first and was immediately confronted with war, long and short. There’s no escaping it, it seems.
When Nina and I first started our blog, I was doing mostly art, trying to make it a regular practice again. One of the series I did then was called “what is it good for?”. #8 was posted in 2014…and so it goes, the same question continues. With #9, a nonet.
I want to thank the NaPoWriMo hosting site for connecting me to so many wonderful poets and pieces of writing, and for helping me actually do 30 poems for the first time.
And to Joan Mitchell, for inspiring every piece of art I made for NaPoWriMo. The works that I used as references are below.