Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Craft/Material Studies

First Advisor

Susie Ganch

Second Advisor

Cynthia Myron

Third Advisor

Scott Braun


Roll in the soot of fires-gone! Purification through osmosis(?). They don’t pass onward so you can pass on the recognition. Learn the lesson, you bootlegger! This is necessary; you must use your hands and forge onward. Shit fire to save a match and light the birthday candles, time will pass before you’ve finished blinking so take another sip in and breathe easy child-- loss is part of life and no one can ever take that away from you (not that you’ve feared this). Slip the ring on your finger and marry to a practice of breaking perceptions of rules that will only align you to dump-mountain humans’ fear; you’ll smile when you realize that misery breeds bliss bliss, sip sip, welcome home Homeless Graphite Pile! This is it, potent with potential that only you can waste.


© Sarah 'Spee' Parker

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