Stay Close to Words

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‘Stay Close to Words’

“It’s just a few swirls of paint.”

“Poems are nice, but you can’t eat poems.”

To those who won’t let art in:

you have walled off

the best parts of you.


you decided to stand frozen forever

where you are.

But we,

the disciples of art,

are wandering

toward infinity

through hills and canvases and pages

drinking of a magic potion

that will make you

as big as the universe.

Sometimes I stray

far from my path

of words and art.

But when I come to,

I remember:

I cannot leave their side.

Art: @jackvanzet.

Jessica Wilbert