poem 13

Run around your house and grab 5 items that all begin with the same letter. Write a poem as an
ode to one of these items or that includes these items.

5 items: portrait, pictures, purple frame, paint, pants

I see a woman, screaming at a girl

deeply seeking that happiness

longing for acceptance

each portrait in a frame,

lies after lies to smile than–

cutting scissors with hair (reverse)

all the pictures, the pain of







the compliments, you envy

tall tales you spit out to model

become an artifact to the camera

hold up myself to the Franklins’

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