Group IV, No. 3. The Ten Largest, Youth

Burnt orange background for warmth
roundness, spirals, buttery pinwheels-
nothing pointy or masculine.
Seashells, wombs, 
easter eggs in a basket

Comets cartwheeling, planets spinning
You are here.
Rolling baked rolls with cinnamon-
spirals, round, soft
tops, toys, skeins of yarn, tails trailing.

Roundness reaching into hugs,
sweet embrace, delicate writing
loopily scrawled,
no signature, you know it’s me.

Runner Up in The Ekphrastic Review Women Artists Contest, July 2021

Group IV, No. 3. The Ten Largest, Youth, by Hilma af Klint (Sweden) 1907,
Hilma af Klint, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons