Who Knew

Left Knee Sketch

Who Knew The Knee

Who knew
Carbs could crash a knee?
Or that
Skeleton and sinew
Succumbed to sugar’s wiles?
Age?
Sure.
Wear and tear?
No doubt.
But they don’t wear them out
Completely
The way false fuel does.
Time to upgrade to premium.

Simple 8 1/2 by 11

Art, beauty, inspiration… permeate our world.
Look! See the wonder in the ordinary.
Engage in the lesson.
Learn.
~KN

8 1/2 by 11

Simple blank page
Pristine
Clean
Generally unseen
But add character and lines
Signs
of use, care, wear
And we see it
Know it’s there
Sound familiar?

Anniversary

A declaration on the 33rd anniversary of my marriage…

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I’m in love
With a man
Not the notion of a man
Who loves me just as I AM
Aging, flawed, brilliant, odd
Just
As
I
AM

(Of course
it helps
that he remembers
the teenaged
body o’ mine
and appreciates
evolution of
my spirit, psyche and mind)

Evidence Of

Evidence of...

54.
I look at my wrinkles, sags,
furrow in brow
budding jowl
And  wonder
“Where did they come from?”

Then I remember:
I have lived!

I have loved
One
For three decades
Nearly four

Grown  babies
In my womb
Fed them,  held them
Let them soar

Traveled
Cities, Countries
Canyons, Mountains
Skyways, Shore

I’ve touched
Lives
Grand and grimy
Caressed new life
Adored
Felt hands slip from mine
To pass beyond this veil, to more

Joys and sorrows
Smiles, tears, frowns
Created wrinkles, sags,
furrowed brow, jowl

I AM art
I’m fine sculpture
Work of passion
Labor of Love

I have lived!
Fully embraced
I AM evidence of