What is the form of your thoughts?
A poem for my body, this vessel of life.
Sacred embodiment, yet struggling still.
How to not forget.
The shadows and the light.
The undulating fields of color and the walls of sound.
My restless mind.
Or perhaps it was something else?
Was it inside or outside?
How would I begin to know?
Will I emerge, reborn?



Katie Parr is an artist, educator, writer, and advocate seeking to end mental health stigma. She lives in Minneapolis, MN, and spends as much time outside as possible.