• Maggie Levine

ArtWrite 9/8: Eleanor Swordy

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

The slightest slip, that awareness of loose rocks underneath her foot, elicits panic. The stakes of each step loom. So do the choices she makes on behalf of her body: which rise, or boulder or direction will demand the least of her hips or knees?

She can’t remember her last cartwheel. At some point, she did one on the beach, but at the time, there was no reason for her to think it would be her last one. Now she wonders. When she hikes for the last time, will she know that she will never hike again?

--Maggie Levine


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