© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Melting Away

Yes, I am a witch but I’m not wicked –
at least I hope not.
I sit in grey winter’s chill,
unseen by the world,
alone in my thoughts,
alone in my life.
My flesh is shrinking
in the dryness of neglect.
I am looking at my hands –
no lady’s these, pampered and bejewelled.
No, they’re rough,
accustomed to the work of living.
The skin is taking on a greenish waxen tinge.
Alarmed, I strip before the mirror
and there it is: witch skin,
all up and down my lanky frame.
And for all its shrivelled dryness
I’m melting – melting!
Unappreciated and unused,
my brain the only bit of me that’s functioning,
the rest is liquefying.
My features blear.
My breasts are drooping with the weight of sorrow.
My loins are dripping to a passionless puddle.
Soon I’ll be sexless,
nothing but harsh hands and stick wood legs
lumbering a useless, juiceless body
toward death.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Warping DIstortion, Akvis Oils


abstract, body, figure, legs, melting, nude, woman

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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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  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniabout 1 year ago

    January 23 2012 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the group We Sell it FAST!
    Please visit our FEATUREd ART FORUM or see your work in the permanent gallery

  • Honored, thanks so much, Nicla.

    – RC deWinter

  • Patito49
    Patito49about 1 year ago

    Love the color and the lines. This is marvelous!

  • Thanks os much, glad you like it.

    – RC deWinter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Your January 24, 2013 feature in The Best of Red Bubble places this image among the best of the best. Please visit the forum post to see the other featured artworks.

  • Honored indeed, and much appreciated, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much, Sherri, I appreciate the feature.

    – RC deWinter

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 1 year ago

    Excellent Image! 01/25/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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  • Many thanks, Deborah, so appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago

    March 13th, 2013
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  • Many thanks, Mary, I always appreciate being featutred in this great group.

    – RC deWinter

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