Loose Ends

 Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Could it be

If I looked carefully

Fully

Into the air around me

With the naked eye

Could I see

The thin chords

Connecting all things being?

 Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

And with two fingers

Focus found

If they lingered

Both anointed

And pinched at the unjointed

At the perfect moment

Could I catch a string unbound?

 Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

And with all concentration

Could I pull this consecration

Pull until I know it’s direction

Would it be a contradiction

To predestined ordination?

 Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

If I could hurry

But one string

One loose end

To bring into being

One wish or joy

Could I then choose

My destiny?

 Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger: Photo by Cliff Lipson

Could I choose my sweet delight?

Could I choose my sweet delight?

Or ignorance

Of divine mechanics

Could I choose an endless night?

Darkest of darks

Lightest of lights?

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

 Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Model Courtney Barriger. Photo by Cliff Lipson

Courtney Barriger