But you hold back –
Scratching the surface, form
Over substance. Superficial.
The beauty of form:
Hold that thought at arm’s length –
Can’t hurt you, dangling, wriggling there.
Was that easy,
Breezy. Don’t turn away –
That thing that’s locked inside you can’t.
Neither can you.
Joined at the hip, limping,
Numb, void of thought, the pristine page
With ink and move your hand –
Exhale on paper words unsaid,
Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle, illustrated by Jordan Vinyard; A Puppy, Not a Guppy, illustrated by Ryan Shaw; and the newest release: A New Leaf for Lyle, illustrated by Carrie Salazar.
She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young-at-heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun.
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