Curling Fragments


Presented hard
Cold to the touch
Under an artisan’s hands
Soft swirls of metal
She becomes
Shimmering fragments
Glistening diamond shades
A curling pillow
Lays before him as he slaves
His to create, having her no other way


30 thoughts on “Curling Fragments

  1. I have worked in a machine shop and all too ofter we would look at these as if they were nothing more than debris to be spun free of their oil and loaded into a dumpster. Every now and then, the intricate beauty would show through (but I didn’t have a camera handy back then). I do often take pictures of wood shaving that spiral off a plane or a spokeshave. Thanks for giving me some words to accompany those images.


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