“Working in Clay:
Combining clay, chemicals, energy
with effort, anticipation.
Devoting time, patience
towards completion, fulfillment.
Considering endless possibility
of mud…ordinary, and extraordinary.
Recalling hands, diligently working
in times long ago, but familiar.
Accepting loss, unpredictability
amidst the process, human effort.
Remembering dust to dust
through the ages, ephemeral beauty.
Producing inspiration, harmony that will last
beyond my time.”