To splash and smudge and flick,
Red crocodiles with textured skin,
Fluorescent purple chicks.
I want to colour rhinos pink,
Giraffes in lime and navy.
Fast horses with magenta spots,
Their manes both straight and wavy.
I want to paint a lake of gold,
Fish swimming, rust and cream.
It's all inside my sleepy head,
I want to paint my dream.
Poem © 2014 Em Lynas
Illustration © 2014 Amanda Hall