In Case One Needs An Explanation

I make this work because I hurt
and expression is my gesture of healing.
I make this work because I want to see
and expression is my lens for discovery.
I make this work, hopeful
that you will see it and recognize
your process in mine.
I make this work because,
with all the confusion outside,
there’s nowhere to turn but in, and this
is what will arise.

–Julia Daye