Dear Artist,

Hello artist,
I need you to make me something beautiful,
I will pay you for your work,

I need a picture to hold on to,
And a sculpture to display,

I need to be okay to look at them both,
Every single day,

So paint me a picture that’s simple enough so I don’t get lost,
But not so simple that I would get bored looking at it,

Paint me a picture that’s vibrant enough to light up a room,
But not so colorful it’s obnoxious,

Paint me a picture that has texture, and feeling,
But smooth enough to let me know you were gentle,

Paint me a picture that tells an unbelievable story,
But believable enough so that it’s spectators never lose hope,

Paint me a picture that makes me remember YOU,
Because far too many people aren’t recognized for their work,

Paint me a picture that gives me clarity,
Because staying balanced in an unbalanced world gets blurry,

Sculpt me a masterpiece, your hands are like no other,
Using the hands you use to greet your mother,
Using the hands you use to fuck your lover,
I want you to sculpt everything I’ve tried to cover,

Make imprints of my secrets,
Use my bones as stencils,

Treat my flesh like a canvas,
Use my finger nails as pencils,

We need to make this beautiful,
We need to do it now,

I used to do it on my own,
But I have forgotten how,

This creation needs to come to life,
For it haunts me in my dreams,

I’m asking you to help me here,
For my heart—twists and screams,

It’s the only one who has real beats,
It’s the only one who bleeds,

It’s telling me to make real art,
And I’m asking you to plant the seeds,

Use your own chisel and paints,
But use the oils on my skin,

So that I can TRULY say….
I’ve been a part of something beautiful.

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