Painting by Numbers

I’m painting by numbers
I’m walking the line
A line that’s not broken
Or blurry
Or fine

I’m painting by numbers
I’m playing the game
I’m learning the rules
I’m being the same

I’m buttoning my blouses
I’m lowering my hem
I’m stitching quite neatly
In a pattern
Like them

I’m painting by numbers
It’s a neat little game
It’s a safe little state
Look once
Then away

© 2015 Melinda Irvine

a line that is not broken
‘Painting by Numbers’ © 2015 Melinda Irvine
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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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