©2023 michael raven
juxtaposition i am here-not-here i am there-not-there slumbering under a city of lakes i am not bear my head aflame rising on air falling in flight blind my eyes so i might see wrapped in wool with blood throbbing flint grey & sparking i am not-here-here i am not-there-there
Prompt used for this piece is card 1 of the Wild Wood Tarot, The Shaman. The card portrays a white-bearded man in a headdress, holding a wooden staff outside a cave. Before him are representations of the four elements (rattle=air, stone knife= earth, incense=fire, a horn vessel=water). Behind him, aside from the cave, is a dense, darkened forest.