Whittled Words

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Plain block of words
crushed together over time –
I know there is a gem
hidden in there somewhere.

Whittle away
with sharpness of mind,
chip out what is
unnecessary.

Dust away residue
of feelings
that only mar
perfection

until I find
the masterpiece
encapsulated
there.

©Sharron R. McMillan

 

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