collage in altered book
she felt familiar, like we've met
or I painted her before.
i was going to alter her
she needed to stay
the new year is approaching.
as is the tradition of the japanese,
i am cleaning and clearing. since reading
the life changing art of tidying, i have ask myself
whether an object sparks joy,
a powerful question than can
have reverberations throughout one's life.
if it does not, i let it go, grateful for the place
it had in my life.