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Potter's Wheel -- Shades of Arizona by William C. Burns, Jr.
published in Volume 2, Issue 1 on January 20th, 1995

        Terracotta
        Smeared across your cheek
             and over chocolate-amber eyes
        Integrating you into the scenery
       You laughed when I asked
             just how to throw a pot
        "Overhanded"
             your reply

        Your hands stained to the elbow
        Deep inside your latest undertaking
       A thing of soft geometry
        Taking shape in your palms
        Undulating
        Defying gravity
        Defying the Earth that bore it
        Graceful
             gentle
                delicate
        This thing swims up
             to meet your hand

        Unwilling to steal you
        From this place of mind
        That you love so
             so much
        I orbit just out of reach
             scratching paper with pen
        Cartographer of the moment

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