Saturday, December 27, 2008


i sew myself into my new life,
checking carefully to make sure
the binding tightens.
i'm carefully darning
what remains
of my holes, which are few.
the last person to enter
has exited
and i'm getting more and more
comfortable with reprising my old role -
seamed shut, a beautiful tapestry
with nothing inside,
not even a space
for what could one day be.
i do not leave anything empty,
just sew until there is no space
left for anything,
not even me.
but i don't take up much
time, or room
and i am comfortable without
a home -
i spent ten years searching
for one,
and then three more
learning that
there is no such thing.

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