Is it not simply Love’s Vow,
to withstand all light, and
all dark without fear?

Oh, she survives.
By the skin of her teeth;
She survives;
loneliness, isolation, and shame.

Her Love’s Vow;
a single promise and
fulfillment of
complete absence and
complete convergence.

Who is she to judge where she stands?
Who are they who stand where she seeks?

Oh, she survives.
By the skin of her teeth;
She survives;
because her path is illuminated
by willingness.

She stands blind and just keeps on walking.
CKS

from The Rainmaker and the Flower

naked prayer
dirty knees
mixed media on paper


For most of my life, I was a shadow; wrapping myself so tightly in the images of others, I sacrificed any dignity just to breathe. Today, my work is a passionate and seductive theatrical dance; story-telling; yours and mine.

It is an in-stinct for survival; abiding and ephemeral studies of experi-ence. I can feel the quiet. I listen to the voice of the draw-ing. In observation I find truth; and in truth; are the trans-cendent stories of building beauty in our world.

This girl has a new home and wish her and her new family joy and many thanks!  I will miss you girl! Enjoy your ever expanding journey.

paint much love, always, 
Connie Karleta Sales
a.k.a. This Crooked Little Flower