The artist as lion tamer

250px-Lion_tamer_(LOC_pga.03749)It’s a gift that can feel like a curse, to feel compelled to do art.

It follows me around like a stray expecting to be fed, but won’t come when I call it.

It’s the killer whale that drags its trainer under water, the lion tamer who thinks she can turn nature on its head with a stick.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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