This photo is a collage of a painting in an antique shop of a young woman that was dated 1957 and a photo of a dress form and frame in another antiques shop.They make me wonder who she turned out to be and if she became herself.The poem that follows “Appropriately Frayed ” is not an ode to myself but to women who accept who they’ve become.
More comfortable in my own skin,
Fitting the place I’ve earned
Where loosened threads allow room to breathe.
My unbound pages
Can dance in the breeze.
A few worn spots – wrinkled, dog-licked
Add a layer of interest.
While my eyes still seek
the unexpected and untried.
Valuing the questions more than the answers.
June 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Hope she turned out to be the person she wanted to be!!
June 13th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
I guess at some point she will or will grow into someone she should be.
June 21st, 2012 at 10:35 pm
Beautifully written. Love it! :-)))
June 22nd, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Thank you for your positive comments. They mean a lot.
June 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 pm