Hot July and Cooling Sacred Rain

July the air is too warm

July I am too hot

Hot hot burning hot

Sweltering and useless

All movement requires more

Energy than can be spared

From the flames burning

The heat melting asphalt

Cheeses puddling crayons

And lipstick and candy

Have become new mediums

For painting textured

Art so hot so hot so hot

Evaporating ponds

Turning mud roads

Into deep sand traps

Sweat and sand

Swimming waters

Too warm and dangerous

Brew of bacteria and

Ameoba and chemical runoff

Too hot July

Of difficult

Summer births

Of sweet Cancer babies

And joyful thoughtful Cancer children

Who become loving

Kind generous Cancer adults

But oh I am so hot

With my nerves extending

Almost two centimeters

Beyond the surface of my skin

I force myself to walk


A trail of

Steam and smoke

As I burn on the inside

With burning

Searing Grace

Flames dancing across

My vision

My body burning

With strange fevers

Unable to cool myself

I burn so hot too warm

The steaming pounding

Rain all gone

Until heralded by

Lightening and constant

Thunder glorious

Rain will come again

And amid the

Flashing bolts

The thunders roar

The rushing winds

I shall be soothed

By the cooling Sacred Rain


Bear …. 07.04.2014
ⓒBearspawprint 2014

JULY ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

JULY ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014







Red Hair — Illustration #1

Red Hair — a series inextricably woven together

Red Hair

Red Hair ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Red Hair ⓒBearspawprint2014

Pen and Ink







Ascuns — Hidden

Pe cine vezi?
Cine sunt eu?
Acest lucru nu este de mine.
Eu sunt departe.
ⓒBearspawprint2013 08.10.2013

Ascuns ⓒBearspawprint2013 08.10.2013  .

Ascuns ⓒBearspawprint2013 08.10.2013

Who do you see?
Who am I?
This is not me.
I am away.
ⓒBearspawprint2013 08.10.2013
Some time ago Cindy Knoke gave me permission to use her photo as a model for a drawing,

Thank you Cindy:    The Bread Winners: Roma & Sinti of Europe