“salt”- on motherhood/daughterhood

This is a project I am working on with the TriPod project development group led by Miranda Gavin and Wendy Pye. I am exploring my experience as a mother of a teenage girl embarking on young womanhood, and how to reflect this shared journey visually; feelings of loss/transition/gains. This project will include some poems. Using analogue, digital and scanned photographs.

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Haikus for Salt Project

Three years of lunar cycles
Five hearts fluttered into ink
Each a breath of hope.

You grow, taking paths
They divide loop and detour
I know how to wait.

My eyes leech salt as
I surge the sea, horizon
drifts me back to calm

Then you need my arms
Your hair waterfalls softly
Eroding edges.

Push/Pull

You are restless, cannot sleep

Draw against me, and soon your breath deepens into a rhythm

I have felt and heard all your life.

Your eyes are busy,

Scan up and down the backlit

Determinations

That defeat me.

I am still

Still here

You retreat from me

Alone and not

I remain still

Sometimes desolate.

I see you as I felt long ago

I know.

It is all so new and fast for you

The internal and the world as it is.

I will be here

Still

When you need to be.