Written for Carrot Ranch’s June 28 Challenge
I have sketched us in charcoal on stark white. I have obliterated lines, assuaged others. The charcoal coats my fingertips, chin, and cheeks. Lines become blurred as I adjust, change, smooth angles. Your eyes, your smile are not right. I sketch you again, and somehow, my own image becomes fragmented, disjointed, a smear of darkness. Frustrated, I draw myself. Yet, when I peer into the mirror, my eyes haunt me, but I cannot convey this on paper despite my attempts. Ignoring the mirror, I start again. You and me, side-by-side, but somehow, despite numerous iterations, we never come together.
18 thoughts on “Picturing Us”
I love this. Did you also do the sketch?
No, the drawing is from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch. Thank you, Judy.
The doomed relationship we work so hard to make better…poignant and so real!
Thank you, Liz! 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
You really have a great opening line and each sentence adds to the feeling of the sketching process which turns out to be the discovery of a mismatched love interest. Good writing!
Thank you so much, Charli! 🙂
There’s so much pain and heartache that come through this. No matter how hard we try, sometimes things are not meant to be.
Thank you so much for reading. 🙂
I have shered this post. 🙂 Keep writeing! >3
Thank you so much! 🙂
Again KEEP WRITEING!!
be proud of yourself. <3