A New Coat

Months ago,

I began on the outside

of the house. 

The freshpaint applied

to the exterior 

gives a sunny first-impression. 

It’s all well and good

to show the world 

a resilient cheerfulness 

which is




it’s what’s inside


holds the real story. 

And the inside needs

a new coat, too. 

So, I’ve taken down 

the old decor 

brushed off antique cobwebs

and prepared 

the chambers of my heart. 

This morning 


a – new

©Laurie Lynn Newman 


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