Ekphrastic Selfie Poem


The light is just right.

Background of red and beige,

Decorated with dark brown dots.

Creases ironed in muslin,

Crow’s feet

If crows had eighteen toes.

Alien furrows

Separate black caterpillars,

Above a drooping but decorated squint.

Folds like elephant skin

Appear around the smile,

Seersucker button below.

A pillar of crepe draperies

Falling in folds for support.

Spots and crevices that

Don’t show in the mirror.

Sunlight reveals

The landscape it helped create.



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