For working with words.

close up photo of glowing blue butterflies

No need to transcribe the experience when it’s already there; not unless that’s what you’re after. Even then, it might elude. But you’re after something else, aren’t you? No, it isn’t a release valve for emotion, either. Perhaps a vessel for their distillation? Or to save a life. Or to give shape to one that you mean to bring forth by looking. Or to keep a record of attention in an effort to witness this becoming. To call it out, over and again, finding it stranger at each turn. A silence opens.


The last line comes from the title of a poetry collection by Amy Clampitt.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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