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It is impossible to paint a picture of nothing
Yet there exists no masterpiece of nonexistence.
A parody of the mind
And an irk in the back of a thought.

He offered me anything
I told him nothing
And gave him the paint
With back turned to me, he began to paint
Creating, creating
Emotions
Thoughts.
All the dark velvet fabric of something.
In the futile attempt to give me what I wished for

Turning round,
I watched reflection of hurt in his eyes
But I just found a need to turn away
He could not paint me my view of nothing

And brush grasped in fist, I step forward
My inability known to even me
My attempts to be in vain

The rich fervid paint lay before
My expanse of canvas a sweet promise
That he offered me
Something.
Anything
To be covered in nothing
Dark matter
The hole in my universe
A math equation of impossibility
Nothing.

Nothing
Paints mixed
Emotions gone
A black expanse
And one sullen word
Standing stark on the legs of one N and G.

Nothing
And everything
In one final word.
My sick manic masterpiece my life my words I never said my creativity my lies my mistakes for when I went to far and the nights I didn’t go far enough

And I find now what I always knew
A subconscious thought you warned me
It is impossible to paint a picture a nonentity
Nobody
Nothing.

Because the very expression of nothing cannot cease to exist.





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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 9:56 pm
I love this. Simply intriguing and keeps the mind in deep thought and wonder. AWESOME job.
 
Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2009 at 1:57 am
This is deep, I love the emotion. I love the idea of trying to paint a portrait of nothing.
ZERO
 
xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 2:10 am
Wow, this is so flippin amazing! Its so deep and beautiful. So much metaphor and emotion coursing through it and breathing life in every line!
ps: thnx 4 ur comments on my poems!
 
Nicole Y. said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm
i really do like the last line it stays with you
 
SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm
That was really good. I'm not sure I have the intended meaning, but it's deep, especially the last line. :)
 
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