© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
i dress myself in the colors of bold
reds and purples and blues
but underneath the flamboyant display
lies a tenderness i hate to show
all too often i’ve opened myself
and all too often been torn
my costumes are a poor defense
and eventually fall away
don’t be fooled by my gaudy attire
remember that underneath lives
a shyness and sweetness too easily bruised
by the careless hands of the world
© 2013 RC deWinter
Digital oils from a photograph by Doris Atkinson.
Tech specs: Photosop 7, virtualPhotographer, DAP
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