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

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a

u

t

y

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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