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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

at the barre

i live life en pointe these days
always poised for the next wave,
alert, with nostrils open,
sniffing for the swift salt tide incoming

how i cling to that bright barre
because i know i’ll need
its safety, its sure clamping
to the wall of what is real

if i let go i will be washed away
to those deep currents
from which there is no rescue,
my spirit willing but my arms too weak

how ill-equipped am i
after decades of bought courage
i have no coin remaining with which
to buy another swimmer for to save me

and though i’ve tried repeatedly
to buff my soul and body
to withstand whatever’s coming
it has, even now, all been for naught

i am that frail reed too easily
unmoored by that furious spume
called life; i know i will not
surface going under once again

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Dgital oils.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3,
Warping Distortion, VP5 Gothic Oils over VP5 Oils


abstract, figure, woman, ballerina, barre, sksletal, skeleton, surreal, surrealism

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    I see her. Great imagination!

  • Many thanks, Joe.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Fantastic abstract, Gina

  • Merci beaucoup!

    – RC deWinter

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