30/30 Poetry – WXW- Day 3

Prompt for April 3 –

out of luck


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

― Maya Angelou

CREATIVITY (for Dindga McCannon)

being frugal
she weighed up pros and cons
hardly ever buying paints and brushes, paper and canvas
storing them carefully
so they could last for ever
one day
she would be creative
be inspired
and allow herself to be an artist

a woman came to stay.
as long as she could remember
she said in her head
and right out loud
“I am an artist”.
some agreed
some encouraged
some laughed
still she drew, she painted, she created
she could NOT

seeing the laid-by lovelies
she did not understand
that things should be “put by for best”
she reached out
unscrewed the tubes
dipped into the jars
smeared the canvas

and from her fingers
flowed people and patterns
and joy
that could not be stopped

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