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Calling all Artists

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“Calling all Artists”

A poem and call to action by Olivia Armanini, 2017
Published with permission from the author.

Define, slang, morph, spit, change, edit,
scribble, mark, draw, write

This is the need

This is the
pressure to
fulfill the
prophecy.

And we artists never know if it is
one of fate or free-will…so…we

Define, slang, morph, spit, change, edit,
scribble, mark, draw, and write until we realize

this craft is not dark magic

our expressions are not taboo.

We are not wizards and witches making new
worlds. NO. We are witches and wizards
bringing attention to what is already here.

Young scribe,
your only job is to
acknowledge that your hand fits perfectly
around the feathered pen.

Olivia Armanini is a poet from New Orleans. She is a poet of Spoken Word and Typewriter Prose studying English at Southeastern Louisiana University. Olivia has authored two collections of poetry: “I Took Over Pan’s Shift Three World’s Ago” and “Prophetic Warings: A Collection of Truth From Science to Stardust.” The collection titled “Prophetic Warnings:” is available on Amazon. Follow her on instagram @poems_by_olive to collaborate for heART and see words that reestablish the ordinary.