( to be read responsively, so find a reading buddy!)
beauteous stone! cold pure welcoming me with her oleophilic surface
i am a blank slate. awaiting your touch
let me drape you in papers of red oxide and graphite
i am wedded to thee like an albatross
let me woo you with riches of wax and arabic and tusche
your words sing through my fossilized core
there is a hesitance in my heart, fear of mistake, ill planned, poor execution
tusche me, touch me!
i must not sully your gleaming surface
MAKE A GODDAMN MARK ALREADY!!!
with zeal and courage i mark my love upon thee!
… are you sure you meant to do that?