TRANSIENT SELF PORTRAIT

Eyes closed,
I visualize a muddied canvas.
An image I hesitate to recognize as myself
Peers into a mirror,
Horrified at the malevolent apparition reflected.
A disquieting consciousness of her inability
To expunge the source is clearly evident in her eyes.
The Artist smiles,
Then bathes the canvas
In a soothing, pastel wash.
Gentle strokes flow with ease,
As the very canvas emits light.
An image I long to recognize as myself
Peers into a mirror,
And sees the face of Jesus.

Marie Elena

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s