The Canvas

Naked to the point of disastrous longing
for ink to shade in letters of understanding
brushes to stroke in hues
bold and courageous
so my skin
won’t be see through
– for all this transparency
is deceptively solid;
canvas.

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Upside Right Thinking

earth circle round

get pushed up

get back down

the world is sometimes up

side right and

Somedays we lose

all our fight

but just when

the when is too much

to think about

the sun rises

the moon sets

and another day

dawns with another

chance to take a step

towards courage

us, change.