"It's about words, and words are all I have…"


I  AM         WOMAN

She looks bandaged    barely held together

by strips of color    Coming apart at the seams

I have felt this way  the odd day   Even when I

was supposed to be   pulled together  –


Especially then


Or perhaps   beneath the taught veneer  she is

always there   wrestling with the trappings of :

bra   &   dress

heel  &  hat


The wild-woman  anti-heroine   Once corseted &

coiffed   Now busting out    Unholy Mad Madonna

a hair’s breath away   from devouring her young

Or you –


So please do   give this woman   a wide berth   on most days


woman 1 deK


Woman 1   1950-52   Willem De Kooning  AGO   2011


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One thought on “I AM WOMAN

  1. Jazwinder on said:

    All I can say is wow!!!! I love your work! What a wonderful talent to be able to paint such vivid sketches with words alone……I will read and reread and reread them again!

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