This blog is for my godmother, Sally Werner. Too many memories of Sally, who passed away before her time, "ring
the bell of memory and run away". In this blog I will be making 100 drawings of Sally, so that, in studying the facets of her exterior, I might recall the myriad that made up her interior.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sent to Sally a few years ago, for her birthday.
I live in danger.
False shadows turn to track me as I pass
and, wearing beards, disguised as secret agents, creep in to blot the freshly written page
and read the blotter in the looking glass.
And in the dark, under my bedroom window, until, with a chill whirr and shiver, day presses its starter,
warily they linger or silently approach the door and ring the bell of memory and run away
may you be reminded of many wonderful things you almost forgot, and have a happy birthday.