All I Own

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

Artist's Description

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

the poverty of words

life’s stripped me bare
left me naked to the world
without a thing to my name
but these words

words are my only currency
with which to barter for what is necessary
to my existence

i live in a tent of words
jumbled and tossed
and needing constant rearrangement
to keep wild dogs
from devouring me

words are what i clutch
to my skin
hoping they’ll disguise
my frailties and flaws
my lack of all that is valued
in the marketplace
too often they abandon me
leaving me exposed
with nothing to offer

i am impoverished
a pauper
unfitted for anything
but the exchange of thought
and feeling
and we all know
what that’s worth
in the eyes of a world
where everyone scrambles
for position and place
and to hell with tired sincerity

i am bereft of all those intangibles
i so desire
for the value of words is small
when one cannot demonstrate
their true beauty
in a life face to face

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph shot May 24, 2013.
Tech specs: Photoshop 7, 2 layers of VP5 Fauve Oils






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