Two Poems: “Crafting” and “Doll-face”

“Crafting”

When the little girl ruined

her grandma’s floral pillow

It was taken apart by the scissors 

Renewed by the sewing machine

and shaped by the stuffing

//

The stain that was made

by a stray blue marker 

was turned into a sigil 

A mistake made a charm

on the teddy bear’s stomach

//

“Crafting” photo is titled “Old Teddy Bear” and was photographed by George Hodan

“Doll”, photographed by Junior Libby

“Doll-face”

The egg had a doll-face

Porcelain and round

Smoothed to perfection

Not a crack all around 

//

She drew lips 

from strawberries 

//

Sketched eyes 

where it had been blind

//

Made hair from yarn

and played with it 

in the park 

//

Up until fall

The fall

caused by a shove

from 

her brother

//

Who only saw eggs as eggs

and girls as wrong

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