A Portrait Of You [ a poem by Melissa Holden ]

Brush strokes

mimic your skin,

pretending to be

a mirror kin.

Paint flecks scatter

on the floor,

in the place

you stood before.

Canvas coated

in the colours of you

never have I seen

a likeness so true.

I stand back and admire

you in your grand attire:

a portrait of my once beloved

to memorialize the now dead.

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