9.01.2018

A Sketch, by Nashawannuck Pond, on a Sunday in August


My daughter
sits by the water
sketching a figure

She uses a pencil eraser
that can be pinched and shaped
to accommodate needing to remove
small details from small spaces

She is free with her pencil
confident with her lines
knows just what she wants
to go where

She sketches two women embracing

Mostly she draws them
looking at one another
or eyes closed
rapt

But these two hold on
with strong eyes
focused out of the page
against the viewer
as if
to keep one another safe
from gaze


Camera FLASH in the Imaginary Garden!