Photograph Courtesy Sean D. McCormick
© Sean D. McCormick Used With Permission
Mortar accepts water
and sand that together cement
a barrier in place. Hand-hewed rock builds
up and hides deep — outside from within,
the inside, out. Wood exposed
to the elements dries and cracks,
splintering frame from foundation
but for rust-red nails holding
a place firm. Chinks get the work
of revealing started.
© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas
I wrote this poem in response to today's One Shoot Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge at One Stop Poetry, where you'll find the second of a multi-part interview with Canadian photographer Sean D. McCormick and a number of images of his excellent work.
Anyone may participate in the challenge by offering an original poem or piece of flash fiction. Go here to read the interview and then scroll down for instructions for the challenge.