songanddancegirl

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

I AM WOMAN

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

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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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