Feathers

 

“Feathers” Series Artist Statement

A pound is a pound
Said my father (I was six).
Whether iron
or feathers
They weigh the same.

He’s wrong, I thought, (quietly).
everyone knows iron
falls straight down–Watch out!

But feathers?
Try and catch them,
zigzagging in the air
Ever gentle, but reach the ground…
Ever since, under my duvet, at night
I have replayed this riddle–A pound of iron, a pound of feathers.

There are two ways of reaching out. Choose one:

a. Words as swords  (that aim and maim)

b. Words as down (to keep warm and dry, to fly)

Both reach the ground

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