Poetry, ReadWritePoem

brush strokes

paint and brush

careless colors
of her subconscious
spilled over onto
the white canvas
yet touched by
her brush

each thought
propelled by motion
created an opposed line
of form unrelated to
the pressure of her
own brush

trespassing strokes
appearing in odd angles
displayed a tongue of
unknown origin

disappearing
her body lacked knowledge
of the unknown presence
stealing her soul

ReadWritePoem #28: Write a poem about something that doesn’t exist.
photo: cillialou1124, photobucket

 

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7 thoughts on “brush strokes

  1. Ooooh, I really, really like this piece. You did a wonderful job with the imagery and wordplay. I love the lines about ‘trespassing strokes/appearing at odd angles.’ A delightful poem!

  2. i had to change my domain name to whypaisley.com please change your links and or feed as necessary

    all you will have to do is remove the – from between why and paisley,, everything else will remain the same and will redirect you to the correct page…. sorry for the inconvenience…

  3. I loved some of the word combinations here – “careless colors” and “trespassing strokes.” And the photo is striking!

  4. trespassing strokes
    appearing in odd angles
    displayed a tongue of
    unknown origin

    i found this verse haunting.. all the little things we may never even notice at the time,, and yet we carry them around inside us and allow them to color our world……

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