Sunlight Catching Yellow Wall by RC deWinter

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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

tattered rag

i had a satin dress
all the colors of the rainbow
with sleeves so tight
they zippered wrist to elbow
the skirt caressing waist
then flowing over hips
glittering fish scales
to the ankle

i want to be that fish
and swim away

gone is the soft satin that
was the fabric of life
now i am caressed
by the rough unforgiving cloak
of the ugliness of the now

i want to be that fish
and swim away

but i am caught in a tide pool
coated with a slick of grief
i spin helpless
round and round
in a simulacrum of existence
oh for a fireball sun to dry it up

i want to be that fish
and swim away

darkness stains the birth of days
humanity like that dress
a tattered rag of distant memory
now it’s every man for himself
women and children last
o america
o world

i want to be that fish
and swim away

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot in Winona, MN, July 16, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Flaming Pear, VP5 Oils


building, store, storefront, apartments, windows, door, architecture, abandoned, disrepair, dilapidated, urban, blight, stucco, wood, brick, shrubs, vines, sidewalk, summer, minnesota, winona

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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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