And The Mirror Is Covered In Plastic



She dosen't paint pictures in the morning.
She thinks the light is bad for her eyes.

Instead, she'll mop the floors. She'll
iron the sheets and clean the oven.

She'll do the garden, she'll dig holes.
In every hole she plants a magic seed.

By afternoon she's waiting for her
seeds to grow, to transport her away.

She hopes she can get through the day
in a rumbled, sort of half-assed fashion.

By early evening she approaches the
taunt fabric of her emotional canvas.

She paints her pictures in the night-time,
when the stars are dancing in the skies.

Her paintbrush stroking softly the images
of the characters she has drawn in pencil.

Her mind escapes the dreary reality of
the daylight life that she is forced to live.

No one ever sees the finished creation.
When its done, she puts it in the attic.

One day she'll emerge from her shell.
Break the barriers of her smoldering hell.

She goes to sleep when it is midnight.
She dreams of never waking up again.

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Submitted on February 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XA XB XX XC CB XX XA XX XX BX DD XX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 934
Words 174
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Chris G. Vaillancourt

I am a Canadian poet that has been writing sicne as long as I can remember(and that is a very long time indeed!)Over 200 of my poems have appeared in more than one hundred journals in the U.S. and Canada, in Japan and Australia, and the U.K, including: Real Angry Poets, Quills, Unfeigned Coffee Fiend, Detour Memphis, Why Vandalism?!, Plum Ruby Review, Vox Poetica, Outcry, The Hudson Review, Whisper, Poetry Space, Dangling Verbs, Writers Forum, Poesie, Cafe Del Soul, South Jersey Underground-Issue 6, Protest Poems, Poetry Stop, P&W, elffin&elffa;, and many others. I have had a series of chapbooks published in the 1980's by 4 Winds Press, such titles as "Doors and Windows", "Dancing in the Eighties" and "Slow Burn". I have had four poetry books published, "Teardrop of Coloured Soul" "I Walk Naked into a Cloud", "the Rushing Stream of Desires", and "A Yellow Sunshine Night". more…

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