untitled sculpture in copper, silver and cotton

against a meander length has no recourse but patience, bent hard upon itself a river, river form,
sedimentation and erosion, a pattern replicating itself meanders, a tuft of smoke or a bluff, an
unfelt wind presses white tendrils into the air, breath caught, air also meandering, its erosion
another hypothesis, perfectly elliptical, a direction disguising itself as a digression, shallows
forming create a pressure or resistance that length has no answer to, copper tolerates delay, a
mutual duty and charity, the current nods in copper’s direction and continues its digression


Marthe Reed
from her book Tender Box: A Wunderkammer
Lavender Ink, 2007
Used by permission of the poet.

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