Propped against a painty wall

the good beginning lists

and begs

“give me life today —

paint me!”


Where is the muse

the feline muse?

Watching at the window now —

some starling

full of energy.


“You called?”

a lissome snake slides by

and whispers “See?

you can’t today

you never do —

Trust me.”

Susan G Holland ©2017
illustrations also ©SGHolland

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