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Monday, December 16, 2013


by Kristina England

Artists have been painting themselves for ages,
a narcissistic undertone in their strokes.
We are all painters,
prone to staring in the mirror,
tweezers, razors, makeup
tasked with refining our complexions.
We are beasts of beauty,
so why not capture ourselves
in the best and worst of lights?
A face will only last a lifetime (or less).
We should each grab a camera,
smile into the lens,
introduce self-love into our daily routine,
a much needed moment of clarity
that's been absent for too long.

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Her writing is published or forthcoming at Extract(s), Gargoyle, New Verse News, The Story Shack, and other magazines.