• A black garment
    Dress or shirt?
    Torn at the collar
    Left side pale

    Knees knocking together
    Calves crossed, arms crossed
    Grey wool on a timid sheep's legs
    Soles of bare feet pressing, steady against hardwood floor

    Space behind
    A face
    Hidden behind wisps of matter, of cells, of thoughts and dreams
    Or hindered?
    Or not?

    Are those questioning eyes twinkling with despair?
    Or anticipation?