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from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp) by ellen cherry

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Found more gray hair recently. Had to look closer. And then, because this an experimental platform, I had to write a brief poem about it, with a piano line that's been running through my head all day. Hoping that Bonnie Schupp will find an accompanying photo and when she does, I'll display.


Not gray but silver hairs
I see you glinting through
I lean in closer to the mirror
Closer than I used to have to do

Yes, a bit of tinsel
Amongst the light brown strands
I watch my fingers write this down
And I see my mother’s hands

Dash and dot along the thread
On my crown this diary of the road
I’m grateful to my future self
She sent the map in code


from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp), released September 11, 2018


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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

I am song & story Alchemist and I want to meet you at the intersection of creativity and recovery. While on tour in Texas, I was struck by an intoxicated driver which resulted in a violent wreck. Through my music and multi-media performances, I explore the pain and joy of recovering one’s body and spirit after extreme trauma. ... more

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