Paint smooshed around on a gelatin surface –
Inner child demands use of all the colors –
Ignoring color harmony, choosing hues just because…
The only rule to embrace the “what if”.

Texture tools scrape, draw, push the color to new places.
Inner child squeals with glee at all the choices.
Plain paper pressed onto the sticky surface –
Praise for the pull that provides a perfect print!


This was written as a response to the November 20 prompt at Poets on the Page. Join us there for weekly prompts throughout the year!