Portrait

For today’s prompt, write a portrait poem. You can use an actual portrait to write an ekphrastic poem. Or think up an image from real life. Or fake life. Or don’t be so literal; instead of writing a poem that describes a portrait, use the poem to frame a moment or lifestyle or whatever. By the way, how many times did I type “or” in this paragraph?

Common_Violet

Portrait

She is anxious as a violet
in spring, sprouting
through snow
warming her face
to the sun.

She has the tragic
generosity of a pineapple,
her heart discarded
once the sweet
has been consumed.

She’s delicate
yet strong
as an aspen
bending to the gusts
but never breaking.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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