Fragments of Skye
My eye is often drawn to places or objects in ruins, broken pieces, incomplete things.
It seems to me that all art comes through a process of fragmentation, someone putting a frame down and breaking some part off from the rest. And that our perspective is always fragmented, as no one can see or understand a whole. But when we focus on fragments, we are not striving for wholeness. Maybe for acute awareness.
Katherine Durham Oldmixon is a past contributor to and guest editor (with Lucy Kempton) of Qarrtsiluni. Her recent poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Normal School, and Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets, and online in Solstice Literary Magazine and Poemeleon. Katherine teaches literature and creative writing at historic Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, and for the UNO low-residency MFA program.