by Michael Nelson from Jefferson High School
Published in the 2006-2007 WITS Anthology Mostly What I’m Made Of
Light cream, with tunnels of life running through it.
Unique patterns of one’s self, telling everything, but some
times not enough, your fingerprint is your identity.
Scarred, weathered and hard from a timeless life.
Where it runs the world, pushes the buttons, stirs the food,
steals the money, cups for water,
that’s what the hand does.
It pulls the trigger.
Lifts the baby from the womb…to start
the cycle…of another hand.
To run the world.
And write the words
Spellbinders: Fertile Ground
January 23, 2018
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Master Class with Javier Zamora
February 11, 2018
Master Class with Javier Zamora Sunday, February 11 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
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April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…