On Watercolor Faces

Choose a color, some hue 

that speaks of your mood

or reminiscent of a bloom

you passed on an afternoon 

walk, the fragrance and beauty

still shading your mind

and just begin the shape

of an eye or lips, continue 

until a person emerges,

just enough of a face

to satisfy, and allow 

the watercolors to blend

—not too much—

just a hint of one tone

into the other, and stop

before you overpower

the subtle presence

of that face you see

in your mind’s eye —

not perfection but

expression and so

very satisfying.

—C.L. Fisher, August 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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