Long Fingers, Little Art

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

She likes to make beautiful things. It's in all of our natures. Unfortunately, Booksie won't allow me to break up the stanzas, hence the dashes.

Charcoal, and paints,

little rust stains and powders

grace the two remaining fingers,

and trace patterns.

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Little swirling motions beneath

give life to the lifeless

bone, and the smiling

skull looks lively.

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No light about, just the

fire, and on, dipping into

bent cans of this and that

go frozen, burned fingers.

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A swirl, a shape, all in the

mind it lines up

with the beauty that

nature has made.

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Humming softly, now,

and taking a bit more pigment,

making a small dash

or a little line across.

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And now the finish:

from somewhere, the top

to an old glass bottle is produced,

and stamped in.

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The little woman steps back,

admires her work, and, quietly,

uses the hand with all five

to mount it with the others.


Submitted: December 25, 2011

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