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Well,
here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

I see my self as an artist;
my art form is poetry,
as you can see.

I can make you laugh,
with a story
of my cat climbing in the window,
and we fed him chicken wing tips,
and he purred so loudly,
and slinked back and forth on the bed.

Can you see the cat?

He's an outdoor cat,
that's a bold move,
climbing in the window,
in the middle of the night,
since he heard us
and smelled us;
he smelled the chicken!

He clamored and climbed,
we fed him,
he purred....

Did you chuckle a little?

Did I reach you?

Can you see the cat,
slinking around on the bed?

If so,
I'm an artist;
my art did the trick.

Are you any kind of artist?

I know jan4insight
is a kind of artist;
I bought a journal book from her;
she'd decorated it,
carefully,
in detail,
by hand.

That's art you can physically touch,
and object you can turn around in your hand.

Maybe a better kind of art,
than poetry?

Of course,
we can have both!

Tell us about
your art,
or art you admire.

Or,
ignore the diary
when you write your comment,
or just click tip jar,
and don't comment at all.

Hope you're doing well,
but even if not,
tell us about it.

We're here to listen.

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