Opening the Paint Can

By
More by this author
A plain white expanse of wall

stands afraid.
Afraid of any blemish,

any crack,


any mark on his so-called beautiful surface.

Mr. Clean is the wall’s trusty friend,
erasing any evidence of imperfection.
He rejects any color or design,
determined on keeping a monotone personality.

The reflection of the unadventurous man:
denying any chance to change his life into a story,
avoiding bold, daring situations,
sticking to his routine:

smooth combed hair,


fresh clean shave,



crisp, uncreased suit.

These people stand as the white walls,
in our homes,
in our lives.
It’s time to crack open the paint can.





Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback