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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Poetry Slam...Camouflage

" You know the type.

Eyes cast downward

like a closed umbrella~

tatoos, flashy clothes, red lips

and hair so black it's electric blue.

As soon as she opens her mouth to speak

you feel her pain.

Searing, white-hot.

And only then do you understand

her need for camouflage.


  1. oh, i love this...i recognize her...i do, i do!

  2. this sizzles.

    lo! 'eyes cast downward like a closed umbrella', 'hair so black it's electric blue'.
    you've got to be kidding--this is so very pretty damn good. :)

  3. This is my favorite one-image and poem. I can relate to this lady, even though I don't sizzle.

  4. Wow! I know someone exactly like this. This is so, so good! Thank you...

  5. Thanks everyone! With KJ's nudging, I became a five-minute poet ;)

  6. this is great. I love the illustration and poem together.

  7. Whoa. Lolo. You so have to see this.

    Could not believe your drawing when I saw it.