Portrait: “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune”

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Surrounded,
Framed in leafy green,
Foraging the foliage,
Startled, sensing she was not alone,
Warned by wafting air
of danger near,
Beware!

Hidden,
Waiting for the frame,
I spied in silent awe,
Inwardly, I laughed my nervous laughter
I, the unobserved observer,
I, poet behind my lens
Frozen.

Hesitation,
Our eyes lock,
Access granted,
She, naïveté epitome,
Trusting babe in untamed woods,
Watching as I watch,
Communion.

Saddened
I, that other eyes
behind their view glass,
May, one day, catch her blinded, unaware,
Unmoved by beauty,
Choosing, in its stead,
Destruction.

Hopeful,
though, this fawn
will older, wiser be,
Equipped with knowing guile, agility,
Today, she poses,
Just for me,
Masterpiece

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After a long hiatus, I return to Studio30+ with a poem inspired by these photographs, and the Photo Friday prompt “Portrait”.  I include the Studio 30+ prompt: “I laughed my nervous laughter.”

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