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Light Sketches and Musings

Jen Selinsky

Copyright © 2017 by Jen Selinsky

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ISBN 9781370433964

*Not every work included in this book is dated in chronological order.  This is not an oversight on my part. Rather, I have made some changes and substitutions.


“There are some things which words to fail to describe, but never underestimate their beauty.”


What appears to have

Taken hours looks, so

Much more or less,

Can actually be done in

Minutes, but it’s designed to

Trick the eye.


Now, look at all the

Lovely things which

Shall be named as I

Tie together all the

Elements which have

Been missing before.

You look as lovely

As a spring picture,

Taken through the

Eyes of someone

Who’s still young.

And nothing can

Be more beautiful

Than that.


Shapes like cubes

And cones to

Rearrange your

Perspective; don’t

Forget their structure.


You’d think someone

Such as me would

Be tired, but my hand

Still manages to move

In hopes that others

May see what I wish

To show them.


I would like

To thank the

Gentle staring

Of eyes, which

Has put my

Mind at ease

And made

Me feel like

I have all the

Reason to fly.


When hope seems

As rare as water

On a scorching

Thirsty day, then I

Must turn back

To reinforcements.


While some might

Like to glamorize

The cold season,

I strive to push

Back against

It with all

My strength.


Not wrapped up

Will you find one

Of the sweetest

Things delivered.

It’s free, and it’s

Known as God’s love!


There is no time

To lament what

Never could have

Been, especially

When you deign

To move on.


Pick which things

You want to color,

And your creative

Nature shall do

The rest.


What could be

Different from all

The happy faces

That I’ve seen?

Nothing that

Should stand out.


I could recite to

You the entire alphabet

And make you think

Differently about the letters.


Those who do not

Know the value

Of time should

Have it shown

To them so that

Nothing else

Could interfere.


What has

Remained hidden

Inside shall

Come bounding

Out as soon

As there comes a

Feasible means.


I noticed that you

Did not want to

Talk to me.

So much I can

Understand because

I feel the same

Way about others

When forced out

Onto the floor.


The way that

Some people

Speak to me;

It’s none of

My business

What they

Really think.


What has not

Disguised itself as

Difficulty makes

The obvious much

More than I

Want to see.

It all has to

Keep going,

Whether or not

I want to know

The complicated



Imagine a field

Made of many

Different lines,

Then think of all

The wonderful

Life it could



I would offer you

Much more than my

Original half,

But I’m not

Sure what

You are

Willing to take.


You find that

Age is not the

Thing that makes

You tire; it is

The lack of


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