Keeping Her Counsel by RC deWinter

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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

hiding in plain sight

they talk
not every day
but often enough
about all the usual
life and death
love and heartache
plumbing the great
philosophical questions
that plague us all
they never overstep a boundary
that line so easily crossed
between a woman and a man
they are great friends
so much alike
even their birthdays nearly match
she knows that he could be the one
he doesn’t see it
but she knows
and as much as she would like to
never points out what is obvious
to all but him
she harnesses the words
that tremble on her tongue
captive butterflies
never to be released
by some miraculous colligation
the lightbulb in his heart
comes on
she is standing right in front of him
the woman he could love
will it ever happen
or is this another case
of missing forest for the trees?

© 2014 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot December 25, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Flaming Pear, DAP

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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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  • Greybeard
    Greybeard7 months ago

    Your words are a beautiful as your picture and another favourite for them both, Terry

  • Many thanks for your encouragement, Terry

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie17 months ago

    Marvellous work and words, Gina

  • Tnanks so much, Stephanie

    – RC deWinter

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage6 months ago

  • TY Francis.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tammera
    Tammera6 months ago

  • Honored, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

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