Drying Time

Drying Time

creativity is lightning crackling and buzzing
across synapses in our brains

a spark that flourishes across the canvas
ever evolving, touching and retouching
coaxing beauty from white blank spaces

painting requires patience
creativity’s urgency is desperate to ignore
imperious drying time halts progress
making Father Time’s clock seem in reverse

drawing us like moths to flames
tempting eager fingers
Our candles burn at both ends.
But this paint, it is unyielding to our demands!

like the nature of old men driving
slow and cautious, as paint settles
and fibers imbibe pigment
impalpably intolerant

eyes intent lingering on every line, shade,
and shadow – excitement and anticipation –
unveiling of a masterpiece
gently reminding us that patience is dearly rewarded


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