Stirring : A Literary Collection

Stacey Fruits


What if I were a stick figure, badly drawn,
slack-jawed and lacking anatomy?

What if you had just the perfect circle
of my face and no eraser?  What if

my legs, one longer than the other,
stood their ground in your kitchen,

my arms spread wide because art
made me love you with madness

you hadnít prepared for?
Would you enhance me with your   

colors and your calculated arcs?   
Would you give me, first,

green eyes, or a mouth? Full lips,
or the lobes of two ears

that might listen and hear
your voice, asking and asking?

Stacey Fruits
Date of Birth: 4/16/69
Location: Tucson, Arizona

Stirring : A Literary Collection

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