Self Portrait No. 9


Alone now,

Moving forward.

Starting Fresh,


A new white canvas-


An old canvas

Frequently repainted,


Coats upon coats

Covering layers upon layers

Upon lives.

Never truly white anymore

Just a shady tone of current position

Codename: Late thirties-

Many lives lived.

I’ve been Modern,

Classic, Romantic.

I’ve been impressioned upon,

Drowned in Blues

And mixed in Surrealist situations.

So I begin again by being corrected-

Not a new canvas at all-

Just another layer of the self

Shifting into focus.


All words by Damien B. Donnelly


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