Phantasms of Fantasy

she is not fearful
monster habitats
are not of this world
loved ones reinforce
and echo friendly books
monsters are creative figments
phantasms of fantasy
into dollhouse she is not fearful
monster habitats
are not of this world
learned now
she reminds herself
monsters are creative figments
phantasms of fantasy
buck fifty headline – RAMPAGE
closet monstermonsters
are not of this world
she is learned
she reminds herself

May you dream of safety for all the world’s children.

Photo of delicate daughter taken 14 years ago in her most favorite house, monster on black sketched on printer paper while subbing yesterday, marker added at home.

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10 thoughts on “Phantasms of Fantasy

    • I was one of those kids who only drew inked pictures on myself. I never defaced public property. 🙂 Through high school, my hands were usually covered with doodles. In my 20’s, I used to polish my nails black and paint little creatures on them. Today, I remain tattoo-free. This seems to surprise many of my friends. My token response has become “My tattoos are on my brain”
      Though, I have designed a number of tattoos for other people 🙂
      How’s that for a short response 😉
      Yippy, it’s Friday!

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  1. Dang, missy! Whatever food or drink (coffee) you’re imbibing, give me some of that! I love the artwork and the poetry (especially that line “Buck fifty headline — RAMPAGE”! so terrific!). You know, you bring up salient points about monsters, about what a “monster” is, can be, and how we respond to those real and imagined. Really, this is provocative and mysterious. Have a Happy Friday, my friend. 🙂

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    • Hi Deb,
      Thank you.
      When i was looking through photos the other day, I came across this one of Caroline and the monster doodle was hanging in my sub bag begging to be used – I put these pics on my studio desk – and they kind of came together for this.
      Yay, it’s Friday!!!!!
      Hope you’re feeling nearly perfect 🙂
      AM 🙂

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      • Thanks, AM, I do feel me much better. (Yes, I meant to write that — I’m also feeling a bit goofy today.) Hey, I hope your Aunt Nina is holding steady, and I wish you and your folks a good visit with her. I hope you guys don’t get that Spring snow storm that’s supposed to hit the east coast. Well, I’m writin’ as much as I can today. Got 3-4 fish to fry! 🙂

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  2. I can see that your delicate daughter started out pretty and has stayed that way. Tonight I am grateful that my children are safe in their beds, and pray that mothers and fathers all over the world are able to provide safety for their precious children. – Fawn

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    • Thank you, Fawn. The lovely thing about my daughter is that she’s pretty inside and out. She’s growing into a beautiful person and that is gorgeous to me. 🙂
      Yes, pray we do for all the children. I see some kids when I’m subbing – I know their lives are hard…
      Your family is blessed.
      You have a fantastic weekend, my friend.
      AM 🙂

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