Longing Becomes Art (also for Riley)

Longing becomes art.
Art becomes enjoyment.
Enjoyment becomes shows.
Shows become employment.

Employment because aaaargh!
Aaaargh becomes strain.
Strain becomes I Need A Vacation
For My Addled Brain.

Brain senses loss.
Loss becomes lack.
Lack of inspiration.
Inspiration slack.

Slacking, she wonders,
where did it start?
Time gives her longing.
Longing becomes art.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Poetic Bloomings asked us to take the last line from one of our old poems and use it as a springboard for a new work. The first line is from “Artistic,” about my daughter, Riley. The final line was, “Longing becomes art.” To see the original poem, head to this link, https://sharplittlepencil.com/2011/11/10/artistic-for-riley/