Profile in Silhouette

Behind him a brick wall drips with old colors,

He is facing West 82nd Street.

His lashes droop down, his eyes are closed.

All I can see is the blackness where his face was,


As if his face had been cut out of the brick

And the brick holds his face for me.

I stare, and the shadow stares ahead,


Daring me to remember the color of his eyes

The cut of his hair, his name.

Philip, I say to the picture,

Philip, with blue eyes.



About alicebarrett

Small town writer
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2 Responses to Profile in Silhouette

  1. hms18152012 says:

    This was your Dad right? Great poem The line about his face being framed by brick is very good

    Sent from my iPhone


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