Stitch

Start by knowing nothing.
10 running stitches
A French knot
12 running stitches
Know a little more.
3 french knots
A smattering of bullion knots
5 chain stitches in one color
15 in a different color
Make pink thread look like veins
Button hole stitch 6 inches of thread
Back stitch around what you’ve done so far
Spider web stitch
Hate everything.
Blanket stitch 7.5 inches of thread
Despair.
Make black thread look like teeth
Use thread the color of the sky
Make black thread look like teeth
Split stitch over everything
Cry.
15 French knots
Stop crying
Frame it.
30 running stitches
Start to like yourself again
Grow 27 French knots on stalks
Kiss every finger
7 sideways rows of running stitches
Feel hope again.
34 un-attached chain stitches
Make a sun.
Grow more French knots on stalks
Close your eyes.
Use your reddest thread.
Open your eyes.
Make a web.
4 rows of running stitches.
Start something you hate.
Cover it up with something you don’t.
Rain.
39 blanket stitches
Breathe.