- Vol. 07
- Chapter 07
WHAT THE WOMAN IN THE PAINTING TOLD ME
dark, dark eyes – my face rendered by the painter
shows me gazing down through the ages
seeing my bloodline continue
rape? or loving coupling?
woman birthing a child
pain, blood, fear
our destiny flowing through eons
earthquakes, tidal surges, wars
a child born with blue eyes!
father’s genes or mother’s genes – does it matter?
closer and closer to my face becoming yours
to your picture – skin so pale, covered with light brown spots
hair golden red and eyes that took the blue from the sky
my great, great, great, great, great