the textures of the rocks
the colours of the land
the light and shadows of the plants, rock faces
and shifting sun

observing my thoughts
observing the terrain under the bicycle’s wheels
observing the traces of life

tasting, feeling, licking, hearing, seeing, smelling
experiencing the rocks on my skin, my tongue
the heat on my body
the sweat under my breasts
the gravel under my soles
the rocks against my back as I lie upon the earth

observing the sensations in my body/
the thoughts in my head
the beating of my heart
the upwelling of emotions
and then…

observing the stillness
the peace
the nothingness filled with everything.

Land Art & poem created during the 2019 Tankwa Artscape Residency.