Grandmother and Grandchild


  • Skills: Still Life, Watercolor
  • Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • Material: Watercolor
  • Available: Yes
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Skin bears a geography of time.
It softens and furrows.
I’d not realised, of course:
I hadn’t been looking.

Around the eyes first,
then the cheeks,
the upper lip –
a contour map,
a bloom of notches.

And then there,
in the hospital
recovery room,
that unutterably
untouched face,
new skin,
another geography
waiting to happen.

Image: Marina Shideroff; text: Tom Phillips