That Look

There are those who say
"She saw right through me"
Is the worst thing to hear.

But her face 
Tells me she is seeing
Past me.

When you see in her eyes
you are fading
it is awful.
When you see that 
something else has started
It's worse.
It's over. 

Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) by John Singer Sargent, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The #tankatuesday challenge was to write a Ekphrastic poem about this painting. I found her look very intriguing, and the set of her eyes inspired this poem.

19 thoughts on “That Look

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