One is for speckled
But it is also for oneself
because on the first day I was at drawing class
with Bonnie Baker
where we had to do a ginormous self portrait.
We were told to come prepared to get dirty
Boy did I get dirty!
This was drawn with charcoal from a fire pit.
My favourite bit is the three little holes in my T-shirt
created one summer while bleaching fabric.
I'm looking very serious
and my excuse is
that I was looking at small bits of myself
through a very small hand mirror!
Two is for special
This rock I carry everywhere with me
It means a lot
Fits in my hand perfectly
Three is for stripes
Layers of growth
Nature's layers so much prettier than mine.
Four is for rusted favourite
Five is for marbled smoothness
Six is for Springtime pink!
Seven is for mended
When a stone is scarred with a chunk missing
You cut into your fabric
seeing a tiny mustard coloured mark
you have to turn that into a tiny darned mending.