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the muse…

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ the muse
found poem © j.i. kleinberg
Published in the May Poetry Series, Silver Birch Press, May 2014

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words…

memories…

once you…

Indulge…

complex…

the search

1932 - Dottie at 21My mother always wanted to be this version of herself: happy-go-lucky party girl, zany and carefree. But she also wanted to be taken seriously, to be seen as an intellectual. And she wanted to be sexy and beautiful. And she wanted to be the elegant, cultured, ladylike person her family expected her to be. And she wanted to be free of the constraints of her family’s expectations.

Throughout her life, she struggled with these desires, embodying a little bit of each of them, always looking for the moment when they would be fully integrated into the Dorothy she waited to see in the mirror. Even in her artwork, she “tried on” style after style, looking for the one she could own, the one that would be a mature and original expression of her true self.

I recognize this search.

found poem: struck

ROUNDING…

artisan…

wild…

sunlight…

METICULOUSLY…

to open…

tell…

sing…

stars…

THE SEAS…

in my head,

ECCENTRIC…

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