I’ve agreed for the mostly part
that squiggles are simply sketches,
but the lines are starting to stretch
into designs I could call art.
If my designs could be called art,
I need to keep the shapes confined
and stay within popular lines
but squiggles are beings apart.
Being apart from art squiggles
don’t have to be neat or too smart
but they do need a large, large heart
to leap to life from a scribble.
A squiggle doesn’t leap to life whole
from a pencil and a blank page,
but are like players on the stage
creating themselves through a role.
Creating oneself through a role
can be hard on the creator,
but who knows which job is greater,
giving or receiving the soul.
Giving or receiving a soul
is granted to any artist
when color and line persist
long enough in time to be whole.