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Light Sketches and Musings

Jen Selinsky


Copyright © 2017 by Jen Selinsky

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

-J.L.S.



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

3/25/17



What appears to have

Taken hours looks, so

Much more or less,

Can actually be done in

Minutes but is designed to

Trick the eye.

3/25/17



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.

3/26/17



Shapes like cubes

And cones to

Rearrange your

Perspective; don’t

Forget their structure.

5/9/17




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.

3/27/17



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 sly.

3/27/17



When hope seems

As rare as water

On a scorching

Thirsty day, then I

Must turn back

To reinforcements.

3/27/17



While some might

Like to glamorize

The cold season,

I strive to push

Back against

It with all

My strength.

3/27/17



Not wrapped up

Will you find one

Of the sweetest

Things delivered.

It’s free, and it’s

Known as God’s love!

3/27/17



There is no time

To lament what

Never could have

Been, especially

When you deign

To move on.

3/27/17



Pick which things

You want to color,

And your creative

Nature shall do

The rest.

3/27/17



What could be

Different from all

The happy faces

That I’ve seen?

Nothing that

Should stand out.

3/27/17



I could recite to

You the entire alphabet

And make you think

Differently about the letters.

5/9/17




Those who do not

Know the value

Of time should

Have it shown

To them so that

Nothing else

Could interfere.

3/27/17



What has

Remained hidden

Inside shall

Come bounding

Out as soon

As there comes a

Feasible means.

3/27/17



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.

3/27/17



The way that

Some people

Speak to me;

It’s none of

My business

What they

Really think.

3/27/17



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

Truth.

3/27/17



Imagine a field

Made of many

Different lines,

Then think of all

The wonderful

Life it could

Support.

5/10/17




I would offer you

Much more than my

Original half,

But I’m not

Sure what

You are

Willing to take.

3/27/17



You find that

Age is not the

Thing that makes

You tire; it is

The lack of

Determination.

3/27/17



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