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How To Paint A Boy

The Image of a Boy

Light.

Mashed charcoal on empty slate—
Water and stick—
Pencil or brush—
Stir…

Paint his head like a watermelon with hair—
Housing memories of loss and hopelessness

Paint his eyes—
Make it look like the ones that have seen death at its cheapest rate

Paint his mouth—
Which has never spoken the truth,
Housing a tongue that has tasted enough life’s bitterness

Paint his nose with dark shadows—
Make it look like the ones that has inhaled enough
Troubles from life’s cooking pot

Paint his dark skin with a touch of bright clay—
Make him smile with the hope of no other tomorrow,
With sad emotions taking refuge under his ironic humour

Paint his neck—
Thin—
Long—
Like the new shoot of cassava,
With a heavy head stuck on it

Paint his bleeding heart in the shape of a broken
violin—
Playing a sorrowful dirge to the world to hear—
Make his emotions light and heavy—
Paint it in the shape of a cave—
Dark and empty—
Housing bats and frightful wolves

Paint his stomach in the shape of a ball—
Big and round,
Housing fear and anxiety

Paint his legs—
Bent—
Curved—
Walking on separate paths—
Empty legs with scars

Paint his shadow like a phantom creature—
Dark—
Shapeless—
Which will always follow him,
Even in the darkness and life’s struggles.

The image of a boy
Young—
Innocent—
Dark and hopeless…

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