you could etch it into
the red rock wall overhead,
carve deeply so that others will—
when floating on the river below—
look up and catch a glimpse as they go by.
They might revere the ancient engravings—
their meaning faded by rain, snow, sun—
but this sketch is so powerful.
Although new, all would see it
for what it really is—
art, not graffiti,
filled with meaning
Julie Laing, US
Laing feels she has always been a writer and editor.
Her poetry has been published in Chapman University’s
literary journal, Calliope; in her
chapbook, Tracks; and online at the
Thursday Poets’ Rally. Her music criticism
and reporting appeared in numerous newspapers and
magazines. Julie enjoys reading her poetry at local
venues and sharing her poems through her blog
earns her living as a self-employed editor from her home
in Creston, Montana.
Julie Laing's first appearance in Sketchbook.
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