Inspired by what I wrote here, this:
My friend Joan
is quilting a portrait of me–
not a literal portrait,
but rather her impression
of who I am,
based on fifteen years
of knowing me.
I hope it’s a little glittery,
with some snakeskin
nestled among
healing blues and greens,
certainly, a few ragged edges,
bits of leather and lace, and
one or two homely bows,
appropriate in their contradiction.
I will hang in on the wall
above my couch,
a mirror
and a wish.

copyright Elaine Frankonis 04

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