Five Smooth Stones.  Mixed Media on Canvas.

Five Smooth Stones: an Artwork and a Poem


Five smooth stones

The future king


As his arsenal

Against the giant


I have thrown far more

Into the goliaths of the future

Skipping across ponds

Of sure uncertainty

Hoping they may sink

Into pools of grace

Or at least a life well lived

And that my children

Will know they are loved


And beyond 

Each missile's reach