Mama Lies Down to Rest


Sweep the dust under,
What is a face?
Scratch and score;
And have you scored?
As the clay falls from
Our hands. (It is only dust).
Star dust in our eyes, star
Dust in our voice.

Are you a good wife: an angel, then
Sweep our dreams away.
We are from the planets, but women
Are from heaven. Angels wearing
Victoria secrets (and silent are we
Are in our secrets).

But we have scored and we have soared,
Not stardust in our eyes for this is our lives
And we have scored and we have soared.



“Color theory is very important to me for it affects the physiological as well as the psychological perceptions of the viewer.”

Elizabeth Sheehan is a visual artist and poet based in the North Shore area of Massachusetts.  She has exhibited in many exhibitions, open studios, and benefits.  Elizabeth draws inspiration from Fauve painters and German expressionists, as well as her favorites Paul Klee and Marc Chagall.

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