Davynn Roberts, four poems

Painting Flowers

“Pinto flores para que así no mueren.”

“I paint flowers so they don’t die.”

-Frida Kahlo

When I paint flowers

they become immortal

living forever on a canvas

the purest white and brightest yellow

When I paint trees

they too are everlasting

pausing in an infinite moment of time

when the leaves are perfect

oranges reds and yellows

I recently began painting people

and find myself reaching

for the brown shades of hair

and the blues of eyes

Finding a place

“Donde no puedas amar, no te demores"

“Where you can’t love, don’t stay too long.”

- Frida Kahlo

Don’t stay too long

with any person or thing

in any place or situation,

where you cannot love

Find your place

--find yourself--