​​The Paintings

By Elizabeth Milne Year 9


She gets angry when I step on the colours

Each swirling line, each vibrant hue

Painstakingly placed on the rough surface

Milk-white to start off with, pale tones emerging

Layers of shapes, a cacophony of chromatism

So I dance around the beautiful minefield

Not a whisker out of place

It’s hard work being an artist’s cat

© Elizabeth Milne and The School for Young Writers, 2018.