Hued Praises

If you see my art-space —

crumbled paper towels

like tie-dyed bundles,

shavings from my many

graphite pencils, gnawed

eraser ends, everything

dusted in charcoal and dotted 

with tints and ink —

you might think, 

“Such a mess!”

But it is a welcoming

place to begin something 

gloriously imperfect;

even great failures 

teach me something

of color or spacing, 

like the way paint

moves on pages,

but more than this,

the creative process 

reveals the way I see

the world, the way 

I perceive creation;

inevitably, it becomes

part of my praises.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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