Tenderfoot

Purl

Author

Mathew Carter graduated from UWA with an MBBS in 1998 and is completing a master's in Public Health in 2010.

He likes riding the trains and watching people passing by.

Mathew Carter

Today I saw
a young girl
knitting by the train

through the window
passing by

the magic in that
rolling weave
remains mysterious
a prestidigitation
a dance within my eyes

joy a spreading warmth
just to see
lost craft
gently living on

I saw a young girl knit today
or so it seemed at first
while she untangled
conduits to hidden song
digital crenellation
walling off the world.