Wednesday, July 13, 2011

yellow wood to bare

yellow wood to bare


someone there before her
painted
every wooden thing
yellow

when it was hers
all hers
she began the stripping
to bare

the kind of work
on knees
that left her fingers
dried, cracked

the stubborn uncovering
of grain
the bringing back
to light

with sandpaper and stain
to polish
gently and daily
just hers

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