Monday, July 28, 2014

Instructions on How to Be Introverted

Instructions on How to Be Introverted

Emily was right*

this is not my world

don’t trust anyone

without scars

there is reason

to fear

and art is detectable

in this introspection

from this struggle

a child is born

spend your life

trying to name it

and if while at dream

in the garden

on a red blanket

(make sure it is red)

someone should approach

and want to speak

without a word

gather your blanket

and go inside.

*Emily Dickinson was known to sit on a red blanket in her yard. When people approached her intending to speak, she would gather up her blanket and go inside.