Paintbrush Stamp

Letters and words are templates
and when they come out of my fingers
there is a separation between the images
in my head and what is transcribed
(imagery is also an insufficient metaphor)

fortunately, it is not an attempt to copy
what is represented to a medium transmission
it's an act, I extend, becoming as I have been
a part of the painting already made
enacting color upon form
frames into eyes
an artist is art all along.