Poem: The Upcycle Blues
02 juli 2021 
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Poem: The Upcycle Blues

If it looks like I'm undressing you with my eyes

It's because I want to make a quilt of your pants


If your laundry returns with a rip in your dress

It's because I wanted it for my new bag


If there's a stain I can't clean on your blouse

I put it there myself so I can start cutting


Don't trust me to iron your favourite shirt

Because I will scorch it in a place I can’t use


And don't ask me to fold your handkerchiefs

Because I will surely declare them lost


This is the kind of life you'll lead with an upcycler in your house

Constantly wondering in which quilt your lost socks will turn up.

And when another tie is sacrificed to become a bag


Earlier published with the nom de plume BellaGBear, which is Rianne Doller

About the author
Quilting has made me a stronger, more developed, and joyful person, and I've seen the same in many other people. Creativity is key to finding joy in life. There are many ways of being creative, I am your teacher in the quilting fabrication department.
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