My poetry class discussed Claudia Rankin's work on Tuesday. She strategically places photographs on the page with her poetry. As an in class exercise we were asked to study a photograph of legs from the knee down standing around in a circle and write a poem based on the image. This is what I was able to create in the five or ten minutes we were allowed:
The Immovable Feet
What are they waiting for?
Loafers, pumps & sneakers gathered around
What are they afraid of?
What they might step in?
We are all sullied.
What about the possibilities?
Awaken to them.
Start slowly toward them.
Tip toes lead to leaps and bounds.
Be not only a witness, but a participant,