Anyway, I took a little bit of time this week to play with Photoshop, and some me-time for writing.
Hope you enjoy my digital artwork (photo manipulation) and my accompanying poem!
I created the artwork for a challenge at Three Muses. And I wrote the poem from the weekly writing prompt at Pink.Girl.Ink.
|"The Treasure Keeper"|
Photo Manipulation Digital Art
I Couldn't Help But Think
When you left, what I
Started to think about was
How the lights across the water
Always mar the reflection,
A misrepresentation of facial
Expression and contour, unavoidable.
I thought about myself on
The last night of our ten-day stay
In a condo where I touched the
Furniture of strangers, grew accustomed
To floor-creaks meant
For some other woman’s footsteps.
I kept recalling the evening swarm
of the Oceanside:
wealthy pedestrians reading
their fantasy worlds while
adorned in designer bathing suits
and dangly jewelry I could
only view as a waste amid
the hungry pelicans and dying whales,
the half-eaten fish whose
decomposed flesh floated to
the shore among jellyfish and seashell.
I thought about the defiled hermit crabs
Scraping their wild claws against
The plastic skin of some child’s
Make-shift cage, prisoners to entertain.
And I thought how unfair
The unfolding of life could be,
The union between us
Which had become a walking corpse
Standing at the edge of the waves,
And how they’d throw the white
Angry remnants of their drifts
Against my skin like the
Lost ice of a snow squall.
And, myself, angry at the way
They stole that last image of us,
Breaking it into pieces not unlike
A shattered mirror, pulling your
Hand from the shivering graspOf my own, even before I let go.