a big, acrylic mess
with finger smudges around the edges
and a bit of black fading into yellow.
my life is dripping like a leaky faucet
with lipstick stains and coffee rings
a tare in the bottom left corner.
my painting can't seem to dry properly
because a new layer is flinging itself on whenever I close my eyes
and tear stains puddling up.
my life is complicated
but really, it's just color
layer upon another to show you how
I keep on moving
no color can slow me down.