Sunday, January 12, 2014

The other woman

The Passage - Elisabetta Trevisan


There is another woman I am who fears
the choices I make might compromise her own.

I want to be alone with my thoughts,
she sings in the shower.

I eat my vegetables,
she orders a pizza.
 
I walk barefoot around the house,
she spends a small fortune on shoes
 
I read Bukowski,
she quotes Jane Austen.

I have stage fright,
she recites poems.

I work overtime
she falls in love.


(Shared with Toads)

15 comments:

  1. Such an interesting dichotomy, and true that there are times we barely recognize ourselves. I'm not sure which of Elisabetta's artworks inspired this piece - perhaps the last one - but you have shown what it means to exist as a woman.

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  2. These two are sisters of one being -- I suspect the poet will find a way to reconcile the two.

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  3. I believe there are many parts of us, each conflicting & sending us off in different directions ~ I would think that the last imagery spoke to you, The Passage~ Thanks for writing and linking up with Real Toads ~ Its good to see you back in the garden ~

    Grace

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  4. I think I know this person/ these people! Yes, it's either a partnership or a war to the death--I still can't tell, but we seem to be stuck with it. This is very well conceived and executed to echo the dichotomy of the image.

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  5. I like how you interpreted the picture as one woman with different sides. It happens, one day we feel one way, the next we can take ourselves in a totally different direction.

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  6. the tension in palatable

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  7. Are you a Gemini, by any chance, like me?

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    1. Yup, a Gemini. lol You know the feeling, right?! <3

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  8. I love how you wrote about the two sides of most of us.

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  9. wry and perceptive ~

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  10. I can relate to this. Very insightful write.

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  11. I know there are women who aren't like this, but I only know one or two. The rest of us are always fighting against our better instincts, or our baser instincts, depending upon how we feel at any given time.
    Have I mentioned how great it is to have you writing with the Toads again?
    K

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  12. Neat guess about Gemini above, though I am a Cancer and feel the same dual (at least) nature. The painting shows two, but they could be one, two, or many more. I love how you capture this.

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  13. ah! the ironies that reside in us

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  14. Yes, you capture the image perfectly in words, Kenia. The peacock strutting reminds me of the lines in which your character fearlessly recites poetry. I love the back and forth with contrasting concepts.

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