A Beautiful Disaster

By Yewon Chang

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In the canvas

the indigo acrylic glides

like the little girl

sliding from the slide.

Her crooked smile

as awkward as sitting still,

painted in the left side

of her mouth.

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Today, a humid Sunday morning,

shoots its light through

the window reflecting off

the textured canvas.

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The abstract work smiles

back to the light

as it accidentally spits

its Wolf Gray paint

leaving a dripping effect

like chocolate glaze

oozing down a 

layered butternut cake. 

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Brush quickly shifts left-to-right

smudging Wolf Gray’s natural mark.

The girl’s hair turns gray

ruining the canvas’ statement.

Brush swishes and slides

fixing the petite mistake

turning the canvas into a messy mixing palette.

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Behind it,

lightning pierces the clouds

as it brightens the canvas for

two seconds.

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