Painted Cave: a “Light” poem by Micki Blenkush

In this time of uncertainty, poets, artists, and other creative types have much to teach us. This poem hints that, when desire to understand what is beyond our knowing, making art (drawing, painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, basketry, weaving, crafting, or any kind of creative “making”) is a healthy response. When we find ourselves in unfamiliar situations, taking an open, creative approach allows us a sidelong glimpse at patterns we might, due to a primitive fear of the unknown, be incapable of observing and seeing with a rational-logical mindset.

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