The Shape of Normal

Normal might be a limiting line

that hedges us into tight

corners and right angles.

For my grandma and my mom,

cutting quilt blocks

is everyday straight life

but my normal recognizes

the circle of quilting is outside my

power of comfort.

My patterned mandala creates

its own book-lined comfort;

each of us must find the geometry

to shape our own normal.


Hour 7

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