by Debbie Okun Hill
Ontario, Canada

One dimensional, flat
like black and white caricature
lost in garage sale colouring book
she begins colouring her skin
with an apricot flesh crayon
erases gray pencil shadows
black ash of charcoal renderings
her light hair, stretching like her mind
channeling through a glass prism
dream clouds fanning out into
brilliant rainbows on studio wall
doors and windows flinging open
releasing spring scent of lilacs
new places to tip toe explore
watercolours flowing,
early morning canoeing
on meandering rivers
mountain glaciers rising from oil paintings
a stone sculpture, three dimensional
taller than Everest, still growing
her imagination chasing her solar muse
unleashing more warm pigments on her face
her changing canvas: an artist's dream realized.

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