27 August 2017

Sunflowers



Vincent Van Gogh, the sunflower man
cut off his ear when Paul Gaugin
wouldn't stay to paint with him
in southern France.

I burnt my veil and wedding dress
scarred both my cheeks
tattooed rosettes
along my arms with cigarettes.

We both needed a man to stay.

You think it was
loneliness? I don't
think so. Madness
has always been my guess.
© Pamela Mordecai

Learn more:
-- geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/2006/10/in-my-own-words-pam-mordecai.html
-- www.pamelamordecai.com
-- literaturealiveonline.ca/content/authors_database/pamela_mordecai.php