Thrown into a sphere of transparent ambiguity
you find space
to recalculate expectations while
you calibrate complementary sides.
This poem started as a blackout poem taken from an article written by Susanna Schrobadorff called The sibling equation: Learning to parent all over again after one child leaves home in the November 5, 2015 issue of Time magazine. I attempted to create geometric zentangle patterns over the blacked out parts. My hand was not as steady, though, as I would hope my relationships are, so I obscured some of the original words. Here is the original black out poem: