Red Dress

Red Dress

1998 gouache on paper 20 x 16 inches

Red Dress  Aug. 20, 1998

I have worked hard to create myself,

Out of darkness, pain and loss.

I have worked hard to accept myself,

To accept all that chaos.

I have worked so hard to present myself

As cheerfully as can be.

Now I’m afraid only I can see

My past is always with me.

© 2009