Margaret Mair and Michelle Wallace

Margaret Mair, Into the Deep Red Heart of the Wood, Acrylic on canvas.




By Michelle Wallace

Inspiration piece


Scrape deep, chip away

Remove the years of grime

Expose the raw material

Intended for a different purpose

Splinters tear the flesh

That lovingly strokes,

Pouring lover’s blood

Into the restoration

Ragged and rough as sandpaper-

Yet the lightest touch is fire,

Salt in the open wound

Painful purification

Smooth over reclaimed surfaces

Kissed with sweetest silk

And gently unveil

The undiscovered me


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