© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
I can’t blame you.
I climbed up on that table by myself,
knowing you held knives,
full aware of your skill.
Here I lay, eyes wide open
as you inspect me critically,
before running the tip of a blade
delicately – though you disclaim that art –
from jaw to hipbone,
never breaking open a single epidural cell
but marking with your practiced eye
the line that you will flitch.
I will not flinch.
I knew what I signed on for.
You need the nourishment
so carve away.
I won’t complain,
even as you toss aside
the parts you need the most,
consuming only those bits
© 2013 RC deWinter
Detail from the exterior of the archway bridge across High Street in New Haven, Connecticut, connecting the original Yale Art Gallery (Louis Kahn, 1953) to the expanded section in Street Hall, (Peter Wight, 1864).
Digital oils from an oirginal phiotograph shot January 12, 2013.
Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Akvis Oils over VP5 Gothic Oils