Monday, August 28, 2006
blue woman with turban
the stranger came to my dreams again. this time she wore a cerulean turban.
"...I have tried obeying and not obeying laws
and neither has taught me how to climb.
Neither and both are guidelines.
Neither and both will ever fit.
I push words around; the clouds
won't remember it.
Their shadow spreads over other cliffs
and I see someone else on a climb.
She makes it look easy, far away.
Does she claw as I claw? Is this even worthwhile
to do? It's always more full of doubt
when the climber is you..."
– Susan Minot. FromThe Cliff Crawlers