Monday, April 09, 2007

In the Deep Deep Sea..., Singleton, 2007, Outsider Art

In The Deep Deep Sea...
Outsider Hippie Woman Art
(c) Singleton 2007

SOLD

In the deep, deep sea
We played Russian Roulette,
and you gambled with fate...
stuffing your pockets with Christmas tinsel tokens...

If you could cash them in at the corner store,
you'd be a millionaire,
but it's the deep, deep sea...
and when we don't hold on to them for dear life,
they're pulled away....

by the clawing, scratching tide ...

Emptying your blue jeaned pockets...
splashing your soul ...
burying you...
face first
into the sand....

81/2 by 11 cardstock. Colored markers, pencils, pens, soul, and all that hoo hah

8 comments:

lotusblossoms51 said...

...you are such a heavy chic~ I'll meet you at the beach for sure~ Did I ever tell you I love mermaids~ Well I do... She looks like you~ Love you love your art~ So glad you are alive and living on planet earth... No matter what~

singleton said...

Oh I want you to meet us at the beach! That would be the bomb....a buncha mermaids plopped up in the sand drinking bloody Mary's in the morning, Margaritas in the sun, and Michelobs at dusk .....gathering battered little seashells for keepers, and telling tattered little stories for laughs, and random tears....Yeah, that would be the bomb!

And you're right, C, this time, it's me!

Peace and love

kj said...

hello! i appreciate your visits to my blog. in stopping by here, i really really like this poem. i'm treated by your words and images both! and i love your description of your family and especially your mother's artistic wisdom...

i'll be back.

:)

singleton said...

kj....thank you....mulling over words right now, for your new poem!

eric313 said...

You know? Its really too easy to compliment you for your work. This is true culture. Thanks for stopping by my site, justgivemepeace. I write a lot of different stuff, and some of it is quite a strong cup of tea. I thank you for your attention to my work, though. Thanks.

singleton said...

eric...i love a good strong cup of tea....
and a Michelob every now and then...

eric313 said...

ecellent. Here's to the the drink of choice for each great artist everywhere, no matter what their media, it's all about the heart and a few mind altering beverages.

singleton said...

clink!