POEM Rachel Carney

NWR Issue 120

This Muted Shade

She smiles back at me, waiting
for the brush to tone her down,
to fill her in, to fill her out.

If only she could see this muted
shade, this frail beige that wraps
itself around her frame like a cocoon

in layers...

Rachel Carney has had poems published in magazines and journals including Ink, Sweat and Tears, The High Window, The Ekphrastic Review, The Open Mouse, Sarasvati and the Wales Haiku Journal. She blogs at Created To Read @createdtoread.

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