Stitches made from switches,
momma said our mouths were ditches;
beatings are a blight you can’t remove
growing up inside a shady groove.
I prefer paintings to people now,
silent frames that never move;
the illusive smile of the Louvre
inspires a shady groove.
De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo, is host for d’Verse’s Quadrille #135. A quadrille is a 44 word poem. Join us this evening in getting into the”Groove.”
Painting viewed at the Louvre July 2021; “Le Colosse de Rhodes” by Louis De Caullery