Imaginary Paintings after Lisel Meueller by Atraya

1. How I would paint life

Life is a gentle boat ride across the waves
splashing you every time
the wave gets too big.

2. How I would paint pain

Pain is a tree covered in fire
burning the tree until the sap is dried up
and the tree falls down.

3. How I would paint sadness

Sadness is a lone wolf howling
trying to find its pack
as rain pitter patters
on its head.

4. How I would paint hope

Hope is an anxious bird
waiting for a worm
to pop out of the ground.


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