La Vie en Rose


16x20 Acrylic on canvas with real rose petals.

I speak to the universe about you
I tell her about the glass shards
that lie behind your smile and
how they disintegrate when they
meet the molten lava that lies behind mine

I tell her about your eyes and
the sand within them that has the
power to shift time

and i tell her about your mind
with flowers resilient enough to caress
the earth's sidewalk to crack
her ears to hear its wisdom

I speak to the universe about you

Original painting and poem by CJ Monét.