Sing to Strangers

Paint n' Pen submission

Poetry, Quick Read
Meché Phillips | The commuting Book
Meché Phillips

Mar 03   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: Artwork by Cracked Ink
Artwork location, details and photo credit


Silver fences keep me from
the touch of tourists.

I am kissed by cameras,
spoken around, as though
I have not learned words.

Perpetually suspended,
sunburned paint
washed by rain.

I sing to strangers
with my eyes closed,
but am not heard.

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