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Wet Paint

A free verse poem

By Talia DevoraPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Wet Paint
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My adoptive sister

fragile and valuable

is a large canvas

caked in wet paint,

pink, red, blue,

yellow, black, green,

orange, brown, white,

gray, silver, gold,

and purple.

She needs to take

her sweet, sweet time

to dry off,

slowly and untouched

on the walls.

If I touch her

while's she's wet and dirty,

she'll fall off

the bedroom walls,

and she won't be

the art piece

I want to preserve.

When I find her

dressed in drips of wet,

brightly or darkly coloured paint,

I always know

to leave her

hanging on the walls

to dry off,

at her own pace.

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Comments (5)

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    I really like the idea of letting her dry at her own pace. Well done.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    agree with Carol!

  • Carol Townend2 months ago

    All the colours of personality in somebody trying to find themselves. This is an excellent piece in which colour is used to describe your sister's journey. I loved it.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Wonderful performance poem!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    This was quite clever!

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