Your Canvass

You are a skillful paintbrush
And I am your innocent canvass.
Different hues served different feelings.
Different strokes served different meanings.

In me, you are surely making
A beautiful artwork that is worth selling.
But if this piece is finally done,
Are you really going to sell me to town?

Keep me for you have created in me
An art that can never be free.
Last time I checked, I was empty.
Now look, I am more than good to see.

Keep me for I am your canvass.
I want to be with you, my paintbrush.
It is okay if I won't see the light.
Just don't put me away from your sight.


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J.B. Nuique, aka Giudellius, is a Cebuano-speaking Negrense from the Philippines. She is an August Virgo, an artist and an ink drinker. She loves sunsets, coffee and chocolate cake. She likes rom-com films and other films with women as the main character. Other than poetry, she is writing novels about the women in her fictional country of Simetra. Her Judenne Waters, where she posted most of her works during the pandemic, is on hiatus.

Last updated June 08, 2016