Raise me free like summer breezes
wrenched from off the lawn.
Lift me like evaporation
break me like the dawn.
Wick me with your wind strokes,
daylight feathers dust my day.
Stream me with your sunshine;
braze me with your ray.
Paint me torrid like the morning,
bristling brilliant on the rise.
Beat me with your wingspan;
brush me broad across the skies.
Mr. Martin’s values of vitality and expression inform and influence his interests and use of language and literature.