Anita Maria Lopez

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Anita Maria Lopez
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I'm a Jersey girl, the daughter of a migrant worker & a poet. Proud to be a Pineyrican! I served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman from 1974 to 1991, a Vietnam-era & Gulf War veteran. I studied English literature at the University of Maine. I live in the mountains of Maine with my husband, also a Navy radioman. I love to photograph, write & play my ukulele. more »

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Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

Tis said the key to creativity
is drawing on the right side of the brain,
So I read those books, with objectivity
for the promised genius I was to attain.

You see, I am a natural left hander
and I come from a creative family,
With delusions of my genius growing grandeur
I read each book's creative recipe.

One book proclaimed that I could learn to draw
when asked to draw things backwards, I obeyed,
But when I took ART 101 I saw
the thing I drew best was a failing grade.

And now I'm writing sonnets, just to find
myself in desperate search of ...

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