A Sketch

I talked to you again
We said just a few words

A few lines
A quick stroke
A gesture

I made a joke
It fell flat
You laughed
At the joke
Or me?

A few lines
A quick stroke
A gesture

I feel I know you
Do you know me?
Time has been short
Just snatches of conversation

A few lines
A quick stroke
A gesture

Do we ever
Truly know anybody?
Can we ever paint that portrait
Or is it always a sketch?

A few lines
A quick stroke
A gesture

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OK, I wanted to write something, so was looking through old images. This was just a real quick sketched I made when creating the self-portrait for my blog. I looked at it and said those repeated lines above. OK, so I need to make a poem using those lines… And that is one of the weird ways my mind works ;)

14 thoughts on “A Sketch

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Diana. It is funny, I ended up liking the sketch more than the finished drawing I did. I want the meaning of the repeated words to shift a little depending on context. I’m not sure if it came across.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Marina! It is funny, I did this as a quick sketch before attempting a “real” self-portrait, but after several attempts, I liked the 5-minute version better than any of my finished ones! I still use a colored version of one of the attempts on the logo of my blog.

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