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Awake I Dream in Color (A Poem about Painting)

Anne Bedrick

Awake I Dream in Color (A Poem about Painting)

First Awake Overly aware Doubting When to add Where When to stop A dialogue of instructions Then A color A shape A line Unlocks an entry point Heart rate Slowing Brain Quieting I breathe The long Slow Breath of meditation Unlocking undisclosed rules of intermingling Nothing predetermined Responding Responding Again responding To layers accumulated Spare And simultaneously full Finding rightness In paint flowing A story hidden … Emerging Awake I dream In color In texture In layers building up And paring down In the breathtaking beauty of this Next to that Colors consort Negotiating for space In joyful disturbances Tiny...