Wednesday, January 21, 2015

day 21, 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

seeing faces, acrylic

i was inspired this week by the many many diverse

and courageous artists at the LA art show.  

i will post pictures for you this week.  here is one of my

favorite poems by one of my favorite poets.

the art of disappearing

when they say don't I know you?
say no.

when they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like 
before answering.
someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
then reply.

if they say we should get together
say why?

it's not that you don't love them anymore.
you're trying to remember something
too important to forget.
trees. the monastery bell at twilight.
tell them you have a new project.
it will never be finished.

when someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
when someone you haven't seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don't start singing him all your new songs.
you will never catch up.

walk around feeling like a leaf.
know you could tumble any second.
then decide what to do with your time.

naomi shihab nye

tomorrow, day 22!

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