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Paint Salvation

Barren space.
Heart works
to close around it.
Nothing bridges the chasm,
nothing mends the opening.
Same me, different day
only I don’t
recognize this
present person…

Except for when
I paint.

Then
I’m all in
working out
what comes next.
And for a time
I am whole,
touching an
other place not here.
For a time
I am complete
different and still
I know me.
Painting makes sense
makes me
recognize myself.
Those times
I don’t fret
what will be
my next iteration.

© 2016 by Shari Lynne Smothers

Poem #7 for National Poetry Month. Another contemplative poem, reflecting on when it is I truly feel like I will be alright.