“Toady” a “Me” poem and quick sketch featured on Today’s Little Ditty Blog

Toady1-9-10-2015-©-mkogan-8-14-2015

My “Me” Poem “Toady” is featured today on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes blog “Today’s Little Ditty”: http://www.michellehbarnes.blogspot.com The “Me” challenge this month came from poet, Lee Bennett Hopkins who Michelle featured on Thursday September 3, 2015.

TOADY

Toady,
sure wish
I left you
where you
belong…

But you fit
perfectly
in my small,
cupped,
hand

you felt squishy,
and warm,
and wet,
all at
once

and your breath
poked
around
inside my
pocket

but,
my heart broke
when your
breath drifted
away…

Our
ceremony
in your
memory
helped,

but the
lump in my
throat
felt like
forever…

© 2015 Michelle Kogan. All rights reserved.
Art above: Toady, Micron pen and pastel pencil.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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