If expressing yourself sounds like a chore,
Turn to Silvi Alcivar of The Poetry Store.
She’ll write you a poem for just six bucks,
Which will cheer you when life sucks.
Or she can address your lover or foe (there are plenty),
Even an adorable pup named Princess Copperpenny.
She prints the free verse on vintage paper — how pretty!
Or on an old receipt or library slip to make the look gritty.
From her vintage Red Royal typewriter spill beautiful words,
Conjuring images of unicorns, succulents, and dancing birds.
Written-word art pieces will also capture your heart,
Though perfect for gifts, it’ll be difficult to part.
You can order online or in person at an event,
Then relax while the poet creates your present.
Not sure you’ll love the poem after you read?
Fret not! Satisfaction is guaranteed.
Available online at thepoetrystore.net. Alcivar will appear at Muni Diaries Live tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, between Valencia and Mission Streets (415-647-2888 or makeoutroom.com).
Photo: Julie Michelle / Femmefotographie.com