She waited until it was time
to unpack the art supplies
stored in a dusty basement box.

Waited until a perfect sun-lit lupine,
holding a jeweled- drop of water
demanded to be painted.

One lupine can save your life.
Ask you to put down the to-do lists,
computer screen and tasks of life,
and sit at the altar of beauty.

Dusting off a dormant canvas
to paint again.