Why do we make art? Why do we write poetry?

Why do we make art?

To make sense of our crazy world
In the midst of darkness
To express what we perceive 
either dark or light

To get at the essence of being
no matter what it is

To translate what we feel and
yes what we all see
our paths to our lives

To go to
0ur connections to our pasts
observations about nature
spinning together as we are
throughout the universe

Wondering why the pink morning blooms
differently than the blue ones

Wondering what a cat or dog or wolf
thinks the way they do

Pondering the shadow of a building
as we pass by it

Choosing which image to chase
and which to hold in mind
until later jotted down in a notebook

Worrying about whether we’re copying too much
after a much loved artist

unfinished:)

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