“you’re so pretty”
“but listen to this….”
& i pour
every enchanted thought
waiting for them
to be dazzled
by my rhinestone
“you have a beautiful
as they see my lips
hearing a word
“my smile is a reflex”
i tell them
when i feel
my smile shines
as my inner light
“you have nice eyes”
they tell me
“the better to see you with”
i eat them up
they did not notice my sharp teeth
while they were admiring
this is another shower thought–meaning, i thought of it while i was in the shower & then had to memorize it in order to get it written down before it slipped down the drain.
i need a voice recording device in my shower. except then i would never listen to it because i have that common aversion to my own voice.
so i need a chalkboard in my shower.
also, i think this poem could go longer & have more to it. my art journal project limits my original thought to the length of one page with room for an illustration.
however, in editing, i can always elaborate.
i think this one might need some elaboration.
okay. so my to-do list has me working on creating a finished, publishable version of my art journal. right now i am focusing on re-creating the art for it and later will look for the written pages.
also, i am working on editing & putting together a collection of short stories for publication.
why am i telling you this? because, for the past year or more i have posted almost daily, sometimes three times a day. but now, with all this editing & finishing, i am not posting as much.
but i don’t want y’all to wander off & forget about me.
i hope to get posts up a few times a week. i will definitely be posting finished art journal illustrations as they are done.
let’s get into trouble, baby.