Kaleo Ching – By Night


Artist Initiator: Kale0 Ching
Title: By Night
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 14.5” x 12”
Price: $400

Author Responder: Elise Diriam Ching
Title: By Night

walking the edge

between this world and the other

soles of feet alert as a tightrope walkerʻs

skin attuned to shifts in wind and mood

ear searching for a clue

you follow the tilt downward

to the place where edge and river meet

every moment alert to how

the voices murmur from canyon’s depths –

this way, come find us…

alert to: what is the point here?

and why is nothing clear?

alert to the longing for an answer

and the response of muffled laughter

the edge is changing

into a hand reaching across time

a gesture you didnʻt know you needed

didnʻt feel yourself sinking

back into the bed of stones

but stones change too

becoming easier to roll

until you find yourself lifted

again into the steady current

they are changing the edge

those ancient tricksters –

never a linear path through time


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