Slow takes planning and intent.
A satisfactory reflection, wildly framed,
is careful, allows for resonance,
encapsulates more than power.
Its meaning is a portrait viewed
in essence extraordinary,
turns its sharp contrast,
and–wondrously–the inner life
is a distant state of mind;
surreal selves within us
mirror our singularity.
In art, the surviving self-portrait
is restorative, beautiful;
to explore, inhabit multiple layers,
can offer empowerment.
A found poem, drawn from a Geist article about self-portraiture.