The Hooker

The yarn is steadily pulled

Smoothly and easily unspools, or

Twisted and contorted

Unwinds in mangled tangles.

Singular misplaced tug

Hopelessly knots entirety

In marled snarled rat’s nest

Seemingly beyond repair.

 

Cautious skillful manuevering

Instead crafts beauty

Converts lone bland strand

To silkily textile

Creates whole fabric

From delicate, flimsy threads

 

Hook of cold colored steel

Instrument of gorgeous creation

Deceptively simple appearance

Conceals transformative power

 

Unleashed in practiced wielding

Gives rise to untold patterns

Twirls singly, doubly, trebly

Options grow and multiply

Absent knowledgeable mistress, is

Useless on its own

 

Swiftly hooking yarn

With fingers deftly gnarled

Crocheter gently coaxes

Colors into life

Nimble twists of wrist

Perform hooked acrobatics

Creative thoughts envisioned

In artful hands take shape

 

Perhaps, today she is the yarn

Her life a faulty skein

Pilled, discolored and shredded

Tossed aside in a matted heap

Helpless, dust gathering mess

Awaiting a patient de-tangler

To slowly untie her knots

 

Or, rather, is she now the hook?

Capable of lovely productions

Precise and rhythmic patterns

Wild and careful creations

Absent crucial agency

Talents grievously wasted

Locked away and forgotten

In a cluttered pile of hunk.

 

Once upon a time

She was a hooker

Creating her own life

With purpose, care and passion

Transmuting raw materials

Into gifts of beauty and love

 

Once again she must be a hooker

One of infinite patience and skill

Shake dust bunnies away

Strand by strand de-tangle

The mangled mess of her life

 

From the threads so rescued

She must impose colorful vision

Take up hook with determination

In stitches careful and hoping

Create a well patterned life.

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