This photo is Magpie Tales’ picture prompt for The Mag 200. It is called “Self-Portrait” by Francis Bacon.

I capture the present
and sear it in memory
not some image of glory,
past or hoped for
that lurks in your mind.
I want life
your face, its canvas
telling a story
through the lines and colors
all about you
beauty, unadorned
“hurts.” I see
the look in your eyes
tears me
for I am you.


Written for Magpie Tales and Daily Post: Truth.

Check out both links for responses to the prompts. 🙂


15 thoughts on “PHOTOGRAPHER

  1. Simply gorgeous, Imelda. I read it through several times, listening to the play of the words. Happy New Year.

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