Portrait of a Redhead in Blue

(Inspired by a portrait on display at ‘Prada Lounge Café Bar, Sudbury.) 

Red on white.
Orange-red perched on
porcelain-white skin.

Smooth-ceramic ice. Skin sloping
down shoulders to
deep blue.

Translucent taffeta,
wrapped around, hugging,
enclosing. Bony elbows
made soft. Melted,
merged into blue
paint. Watery colours,
dark oceans,
waves enveloping a
cold, empty
portrait.

Head, neck, shoulders,
elbows, sinking
down
to sea bed.
Sleeping.
Thinking.
Nothing.

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018

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