to place suspend horizon

monet suspend

she crewels needlepoint
to linen taut on bamboo hoops
cinched close with metal screws…
looks from her needle piercing
of down up through,
and down up through,
and down up through again
to follow insect sticks with legs
there striding surface tension
on her lily pond…
she welcomes their distraction
thinks…Jesus bugs…
knows koi are restless
underneath the water’s calm

then surface dimples gold…
a strider dips beneath the plane
to insignificance…
and lightness in her breathing
of in out air…becomes a tightening…
her hoop slips to the lawn…
an easy letting go

Bonnie Marshall

Artist: Claude Monet

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