A&E

Art is strong
but Earth
the stronger,
older,
wiser
Earth is mother.
Art must ride on Earth's broad shoulders,
if it rides at all.

Art is flashy
but
Earth will last,
past
bouyant days and
sleepless nights
beyond the pain filled striving
for message and mastery
and audience.

Art needs
to speak
"I'm here"
"I count"
while Earth just simply
is
and what it is becomes
Art

Art is order
and
Earth is
chaos
with order frosting.

(WG 11-29-03)

Ann-Patrice Hickey