Created while in residence at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA
I feel like I don’t have much to say these days. Maybe it’s the toll of being away from someone I love for so long. Emotional exhaustion, as anyone who has been through it can say. Overwhelmed too. Yeah, that’s how it feels. Not unlike how the kudzu must feel, out of place,  who wraps its brittle self up telephone poles, out stretching across a roadside ditch towards hot July asphalt. Hoping to get somewhere but not sure when about. Hoping to find the way but blocking it out by accident. 
The characteristic red Georgian earth is used to map a segment of the creek system near the residency. Kudzu is a highly invasive vine native to Japan and Southeast China. Starting in the 1930’s, The United States Government implemented a program to encourage farmers to plant Kudzu in an attempt to control soil erosion. Things got out of hand, as they often do, and Kudzu grew wildly, earning it the title, “the vine that ate the south.”
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