Inspired by Johannes Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring

Written by: kathryn collins

I am a suitor sneaking upon her
or perhaps a light breeze upon her shoulder

exasperation or is it disappointment parts her lips,
simple indifference, unfulfilled hope?

turban undisturbed, 
in careful turn from light

would be I the target of her stare,
the reason for embalmment leap 

to me, to sit 
on this Mauritshus bench.

┬ęKathryn McLoughlin Collins