PORTRAIT - Female with wine

Written by: daver austin

PORTRAIT – Female with wine

She’s looking off, chin lifted -
Some afternoon reverie –
This full-faced    blue-eyed    blond dreamer
A slim-stemmed glass of red is prominent, but barely sipped
Her expression (the redness in her eyes) is
Well    not a brown study   but surely not bliss
No    I’m guessing this musing has some soul-lingering favor –
A lover?
A loved one departed?
There is a certain intensity
A relaxed…fat preponderance
Her elbows on the table at rest
Arms, fingers cradling
Her long, flaxen hair sits atop both shoulders with a certain…
With  flowing sophistication 
Hope?
No.
More a doting resignation
“When the loving flame dies
Smoke”