Blood-Tipped: A Savvy Poem

 

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High forehead, raised eyebrow and eyes

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l

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into the soul of the viewer;

intelligent,  curious – perceptive, even?

But smudge-tipped nose and smoky knuckles,

reveal the barriers within –

foggy knots blocking coherent thoughts,

foggy knots struggling to hold together

the blood-tipped soul of

the sitter.

intact.

 

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, April 2019

Portrait photographed, with kind permission of staff, at Cosy Club in Ipswich.

 

 

 

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