“The Wish” by Paul Rabinowitz

What if I could
paint like you
piercing light through
darkening skies

if I could weave stories
by blending chapters
about love and discontent

what if I stood naked
sang love songs
that pry hearts open
like the edge
of a knife

I wouldn’t struggle
with the truth

no need for crayons
whose tips are flat
from making rainbows

I could delete
my tired sentences
with dubious
meanings

be free of burden

then
perhaps
you would look
at me


Paul Rabinowitz is an author, photographer and founder of ARTS By The People. Paul’s photography, short fiction and poetry have appeared in many magazines and journals. Paul was a featured artist in Nailed Magazine, Mud Season Review and nominated for Best of the Net in 2021 for his Limited Light photo series. Paul is the author of Limited Light and The Clay Urn and working on a multimedia novel called Confluence. His poems and fiction have been the inspiration for numerous short films. https://www.paulrabinowitz.com/

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