Carousing with Destiny

  • magazine paper, acrylic and colored pencil on wood panel
  • 12 x 24 x 2 in
    (30.48 x 60.96 x 5.08 cm)
  • Lydia Burris
  • Available

The words included in this piece are as follows:

The voice of urgency trudged up clouds of remembered intensity.

... it flows quite different
her depths gleaming, lit by endless fires.

Her place, fern-like in this world,
this rhyming world -

from the deep valleys to the ancient mountains.
From among the twisted roots to the open spaces
where anything might be fulfilled

she heard her escape on the wind,
across the maze, into the mirror.

Carousing with destiny was like falling into an icy sea.

At that very moment she snapped,
and with shaking hands opened her door
to the planet's manifestation of desire
Of dreams
And gently rolling S C R E A M S.

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