If you put the two together (a poem)

Inspired by the hour glass and the dancer, by MiYoung Margolis, both currently hanging at VALA Art Center in Redmond…

The tragic figure
will elicit sympathy
the cancerous knee
bent gingerly
as she bows in prayer

The water will flow
around the rocks in its path
failing to recognize its own strength

(19 August 2016—posted August 20th)