I promise to be more artsy. More colorful and warm.
More color-filled and color-effusive.
To splatter my paint’s shades as far as possible.
I am edgy and prickly and forthright and
I promise I’ll stay that way.
Color isn’t meant to blunt my edges
But it’ll make the wounds I give you
bleed prettily, and will distract you from the
pain I impart.
I do not intend, really, to hurt you
or anyone else. I am just aware
that I can cause hurt, like you can too.
I promise to keep this in mind and
d0 what I can to not prick you or
cut you deeply. But it’s not avoidable,
The bruising that can come from interaction.
I can be a crusher, a bull in a china shop but
I’ll walk in the shop a bit more gingerly,
paint brush, pen and floral tape in hand
creating as I mend emoted wounds
finding healing in my personal rainbow.