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Chair / Clay


Alvin Thomas Ethington

empty chair
displays lakeside home
hungry ghosts

Sharon Rizk

Dividing Clay

No thing.
No time.
No space between.
You, cradled in my mind,
a shape still wet, not knowing.

My index finger glides around your rim,
slips down your inward curve and stops
or I would drown.

Others will come later
to fire,
to paint,
to fill,
to want.

But I will always be your first encounter,
before utility or beauty or longevity
change you into precious and
a thing.