posing against the window
of the rec room on the psych ward.
with crimson petals
signifying Valentine’s Day.
Floating in air,
a dichotomy set amid the
the cold, concrete building
across the street.
Mundane pinks and greys,
A heart swathed in melancholy,
broken in two,
by the perception
of a bitter and pitiless world.
A painting with an inscription to me
carved into my heart with a palette knife.
Cathy Bennett is a Toronto based writer and visual artist. Her background includes copywriting and editorial feature writing, primarily for travel and art publications. She writes short stories, poetry and is currently working on a memoir/art book about her life with the late artist John Molnar. She also loves to paint en plein air.
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