Edify

I remember
Things about
You well
Your skin
Your face
When you
Laughed

Your serious
Explanations
About the dangers
& sorrows
Of life

Your aesthetic
Inclinations
Especially the
Ones you kept
Hidden
For fear
Your art wouldn’t
Be appreciated

But I was there
& I saw what
You were
What you could paint
what you could make

& I believed you
That creating
Was an essential
Thing for you
For everyone

You edified me
With your ways

The art you hid
Always present
Anyway
As the magic
In your eyes

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: poem 11 for a month of poetry.


For Your Daily Word Prompt ‘edify’


Definition of edify on wiktionary


Featured image by Jr Korpa from Unsplash


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