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Mona Lisa

Art, Out Of This World

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Mona Lisa
Photo by Dabbas on Unsplash

Standing in the bathroom,

Staring at my reflection

My mirrored image made a move

And said, this direction


Without a Word, he summoned me

And I quickly followed

I blinked - suddenly, becoming three

As one of me swallowed


The three of us just stood there

Soaking up, irony

Thank god I’d bought new underwear

3 for five, Old Navy


I must’ve been aware, somehow

They had plans for me

Cause I didn’t seem surprised till now

That we were all green


We mingled for a while

Before ordering pizzas

Surfed the internet for smiles

And found Mona Lisa


I never thought about it much

Till one of me mentioned

The artist made a special touch

When he was commissioned


Slightly to the left side of her beautiful face

Was that evidence she known about

A superior race?

She hid her ID well, no doubt

Her eyes, mirrored the stars

Her smile, a universal pout

DaVinci captured Mars?

No one can point out

What secrets she wouldn’t say

I suppose it’s for the best

That we let sleeping dogs lay

No one will ever confess

And, history has been made

We’ll let your imagination do the rest

The mind loves to play


Then, without warning

My alarm clock went, ding

It would appear that I was dreaming

I can’t remember a thing

I gazed at my reflection

And my eyes closed again

My closest recollection

Of my alien friends

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)2 months ago


  • Ooooo, but was it really a dream? The mind indeed loves to play!

  • Joe Patterson2 months ago

    Great story building.

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    love the twist and the waking moment!

  • Did you have anchovies on that pizza? That could explain why your reflection turned green (& why you saw three of you). But the cosmic nature of that Mona Lisa smile I think we can all agree upon.

  • Ohhh this is a really unique and brilliant challenge entry! Great job Kelli 💜🕊️✨

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