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