Paintbrush People

Bristles like achievements and

brush strokes like plans

A handle to grasp

and fingers to guide to way

 

Built up expectations in solid colors and clear lines

meet disappointment in mixture and smears

 

Crystal clear water of hoped-for outcomes is attacked by the brown clouded concoction that is the child of dirty paintbrushes and backup plans

 

But aren’t the most beautiful paintings tied together with blends and faults

 

Miscalculations turned into masterpieces and

accidents adjusted to allure

 

Aren’t the most resilient people sewn up with mistakes and flaws

 

Tainted with do-overs and messy paintbrushes

 

I’d like to think so

 

 

 

By: Amelia Pratt

Age 19

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