How I’d paint pride?
a traveler stuck on the road not asking directions
the kid in the front with their hand raised
How I’d paint longing?
a baby with their arms outstretched
the girl gazing out the rainy window
a book collecting dust on a high shelf
How I’d paint the world?
in different colors, with mixed vegetables
a bundle of string tied together
a rat trapped in a cage
desiring to be free
smack on the cheek
rushing to clean the kitchen before work
the interruption of a crying baby