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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Frame of Mind

Frame of Mind

Living your 
life as a work of 
Art,

having taken every 
precaution toward preserving 
yourself for the long haul 
carefully positioned on 
your painted wall,

Every day a joy!
spent in stimulation 
of a vast global audience 
vying at your feet, 
eager to learn 
your secret meaning.

Should the comfort
and predictability of your
perfect display
begin to grate?

Go off the wall.
Leap from your frame!
expand your horizon with 
fresh perspective, slathering on
as many layers of additional 
complexity as might tickle 
your fancy 
here at the height of your 
power– 
Cast a new light!

And then write. 

And rewrite!
not only your title,
your date, name & place,

but also any other 
bit of the story you might 
care to change.

And if you do?
happen to find yourself
once more, 
carefully positioned on 
your painted wall 
stimulating a vast global audience 
vying at your feet?

Put them up and 
smile.

(Your secret is safe with me!)