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

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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