something_s we make
She can’t stop doing what she does
and what she does is extraordinary.
In her work, she portrays the staged life we all live
and the masks we all put on
and the landscapes we frequently trod.
She takes pictures and captures opinions before anyone’s senses are ready.
She pushes and pioneers
– gracefully and purposefully –
and so exhibits the longing
some of us share sometimes
to participate in life so fully
and make meaning through art and make it last, perhaps,
or at least matter.
I feel this intensity that only purpose has
when it grabs its instrument
and begins running.