We wandered for days
Hands dragging on ridges
Staring into adits and crevices
Reversing matter and air.
A wire pulled through.
Each piece shaped by the pat and turn of hands
A dap ball to take impressions.
Retaining memory of earth
Closer or further in different states
Guided into vessels
Shapes spun from the centrifuge as matter spreads
Collapsed and re-folded into itself
Like the skin on emulsion exposed to the air.
Held water climbs, object losing density
Points dragged, scratching, granules dislodged.
Residue as filings, a mound on the other side
Knuckles and clay draw into the dust
Unfinished forms catching light
Shapes bearing shared time
Like objects held at home.
Between matter and usefulness