© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

in the shadowland

you stalk my dreams –
an incubus in nothing but a loincloth –
laughing softly as you chase me
down unfamiliar paths
until, finally,
you capture me, holding me
by my wrists.

i’m frightened but i don’t want to flee.
i want to know what you’re after,
why you’re always there.
even when i can’t see you
i sense your presence,
your eyes trained on my every move.
what do you seek?

you cannot think i conceal a thing,
naked as i am to your night vision,
your scrutiny, your damnable knowingness.
even as you pull me closer
you release me, standing defenseless
in the beam of your laser that cuts
through all my pitiful pretensions.

will you ever tell me what and why,
or must i flounder in my suppositions,
always wondering, wondering…?
If you will not speak, i cannot.
i dare not ask what i long to know,
and you stand stockstill,
so far from telling.

© 2011 RC deWinter

Self-portrait in digital oils.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, VP5 Gothic Oils


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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks. welcome back.

    – RC deWinter

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 2 years ago

    Seems to me those eyes can find what is not yet spoken..

  • Alas, I wish, thank you, mordechai.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Wonderful, all-knowing eyes,GIna

  • YOU know I don’t know anything! Thank you, Stephanie.

    – RC deWinter

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

    This is WOW!! Extraordinarily beautiful as are the words..

  • Thank you, sweet friend, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    You know all kinds of things, GIna – joy, happiness, sadness, despair, hope, exaltation (I hope)

  • HUGS and many thanks…XOXO

    – RC deWinter

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

    March 25, 2012

    Rhonda & Polly

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  • Thanks, Rhonda & Polly, honored!

    – RC deWinter

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Fabulous artwork,…really very good,….

  • So glad you like it, John, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shyll
    Shyllover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work, and yes a bit haunting!

  • So glad you like it, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    genre: Digital Art
    March 2012

  • Always an honor, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

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