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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Promissory Note

Promissory Note

An off-hand remark
A careless comment
no, really
what do you

think you are doing?

(Thought it was clear?)

jibes too shy you were
to speak your vision fixed 
as doubt it overstayed
hot cheeks on a
scale of shrinking
violet

what IF?

Not good enough
Not smart enough and
certainly

not Original;
a fraud?

Tell me now

and
I shall hold your hand
& swim us back through
frozen recollections
to the source of
your
reflection–

Subject matters!

So take up your tabula
your canvas your
stylus

and get it all down!
shall become of
your life— moving forward
to heal as well the 
suffering of
others

… just as you thought!