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Art Show: Alice Walker Illustrated

Turning Grey

by Melanie Pruitt

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Art: Turning Grey by Artist Melanie Pruitt
"Turning Grey is a visual representation of Alice Walkers Poem "Turning Grey". There are many representational shapes and movement as well as color to portray this poem.

"Turning Grey"

I have a friend 

who is turning gray, 

not just her hair, 

and I do not know 

why this is so.


Is it a lack of vitamin E
pantothenic acid, or B-12?
Or is it from being frantic
and alone?


'How long does it take you to love someone?'
I ask her.
'A hot second,' she replies.
'And how long do you love them?'
'Oh, anywhere up to several months.'
'And how long does it take you
to get over loving them?'
'Three weeks,' she said, 'tops.'


Did I mention I am also
turning gray?
It is because I *adore* this woman
who thinks of love
in this way.


Written by Alice Walker


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