Kristine Ludewig-Schnur

Exciting news!

My FITNESS FOR POETS weekly poem has become
a MONTHLY letter as I shift focus to my first book– a magical realism memoir in verse about dancing away those early Art school days.

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A Love You Story

A Love You Story

Are you afraid?
of what they might
what will they

when you
put it all out there and
share your work

in vain?

So it shall be!
should you die of grief
scoff shattered, ha!
Not everyone (can you believe?)
will love your work

and ALL the better!
No need to vie for head
of the line to be your 
best lover ever 

per grand storybook tradition
sweetheart lilac honey bee
you must pledge as
sworn protector to your 
own self esteem!

and gild your lily greatly
with the gravity to gird against 
the terror waged by evil trolls
Anxiety absurd! 
debilitating the miracle
perfect of your here & now

so attractive! Love for thyself
has a vigilance palpable enough
to become active 

as sensual shock surprising
even those drawn naturally to 
see themselves reflected… 
or not ?

Move on quickly! close the door 
and give your next 

something to knock.