Based On a True Story

Based on a True Story

 

Sleepers, 2013. Artist: Edgar Invoker. Acrylic on polyvinylchloride, 50 x 50 cm, $300.   @edgarinvoker

Sleepers, 2013. Artist: Edgar Invoker. Acrylic on polyvinylchloride, 50 x 50 cm, $300.

@edgarinvoker

When I was 16 I wrote you love notes and poems.

Late at night I sat by noisy creeks.

I loved the sound of the rushing waters.

I wrote you that I couldn’t wait to meet you,

And I knew you were waiting for me too.

I lamented about worshiping the ground you walked on.

I wrote you about the depths of my soul,

And how I longed for you to discover me.

I wrote you that I would never let anyone but you in.

I wrote you that I couldn’t wait to love you,

And to be loved by you.

I wrote down all my secrets for you,

And my tears of loneliness would fall freely on the pages.

When I was done writing you, I would fold the paper in half,

give it a kiss, and I would leave it under a rock there by the creek.

I would walk away knowing someday I would meet you.

I would look into the starry night and I knew somewhere you were too.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Kelly A. Berry currently resides in Chicago, IL with her tuxedo cat Baby. Coming out of a very tumultuous childhood she always found herself in the middle of meaningful friendships with artists, but would never dare to give herself the honor of calling herself an artist. Everyone around her was just so much better than her. Although she was writing poetry and short stories from the time she learned cursive in school, it wasn't until she took a pottery class in 2008 that she was able to accept herself for who she is. The class allowed her the freedom to express herself truly, to let loose those bottled up ideas and emotions, and now Kelly A. Berry can say with confidence that she is an artist. 


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