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.