Canvas. | Teen Ink


May 4, 2019
By uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy

My mother birthed a canvas; 

Blank ‘till my first kiss from a fist

And agony turned twisted curiosity. 

Infatuation. Fixation. Obsession. 

Made amethyst by shattered vessels,

Strikes raising juvenile welts,

Singing epidermis for allure. 

A blank canvas is but wasted space;

So dare I expel preservation—

To paint lips crimson and eyes lilac

With brush of Algea? 

The author's comments:

The body is a canvas, and that is something I wished to emphasize in this poem. While injuries are typically viewed as disturbing to the eye, there are some who see injuries as added paint on the canvas, needed to bring together the artwork.

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