Abstract Magazine International | Portrait of Anna Zborowska, 1917 (Amedeo Modigliani) by Michael Estabrook
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Portrait of Anna Zborowska, 1917 (Amedeo Modigliani) by Michael Estabrook

31 Oct 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: William Zuback, @williamzubackphotographs

PORTRAIT OF ANNA ZBOROWSKA, 1917 (AMADEO MODIGLIANI)

Hard to miss me
in a crowd
or anywhere else
with my long neck and longer face
frowning mouth and eyebrows
black eyes too dark
for others to see
in
too dark for me
to see
out
I’m trapped
forever within myself
isolated, alone everywhere
but I imitate
the white candle
in its candleholder
so there remains hope
for light
eventually.


About the author:

Even though he did it, Michael Estabrook doesn’t understand this ubiquitous drive to be “normal” – college, marriage, children, careers, cars, houses, pets – then encourage the same mindless merry-go-round for the children and grandchildren. And for what? When all he wants really is to sit sipping iced tea beneath the giant oak out back while reading some Tennyson, Byron, Dickinson or Whitman. Michael’s latest collection of poems is Bouncy House, edited by Larry Fagin (Green Zone Editions, 2016).

Art: William Zuback@williamzubackphotographswww.williamzubackphotographs.com

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