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In Stitches

Denise Cruckshank

Carla Corneille



this way and that.

Braiding a ribbon.

Twisting a plait.

Arriving and leaving.

Knotting and weaving.

Dying and fixing,

Stirring and mixing.

Casting on stitches,

alchemy’s glitches,

Shuttles and needles,

sailings and seagulls,

Casting nets wide,

marks of the tide

Inning and outing,

cursing and shouting.

Makers making,

menders mending,

stooping and bending,

beginning and ending.

Cutter and sewer

life getting slower.

Dropping a stitch,

counting the loss.

This isn’t the last time

Cables will cross.