a literary image

here
look
I’m going to draw this

something
you’ve never seen
before

I’ll give it
a round face
eyes and ears
a bendy nose
like yours

it looks a little
I think
like you
but
what about
a shaggy mane
a long loop
of tail

how many limbs

yes
four
or five

and
I think I’ll draw it
in a pond

a water lily
dripping
on its head

hmmm
I still think
there’s a resemblance
to you

ah
never mind
I was only joking
really
I was just trying to make a picture
out of words


© Frank Prem, 2017

March 2017 Poem #21: a literary image

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