Beautiful Losers

I have been building these forms
Like organisms
Out of coat hangers
They are so flimsy.. barely existing.. and I realise that is their charm

But for them to maintain their form in the brittle world with all its menacing gravity and irregularity
Is tricky.. I thought I would learn to
Make’m (m’e) strong
I looked on YOUTUBE
Even went to a welding course
Where I was remarkably out of place
And then while I was fiddling with my failed forms
My beautiful losers the other night
I assembled them onto large steel rafters to
Hold their little bones in place
And I thought..
Yes.. that’s better.. isn’t that so like me..

To hold onto myselves
I make vast structures
Of course at the risk of losing the beautiful loser at the heart of the thing


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