You transformed me
Turning my asymmetry
From camera flawed
To canvas beauty
You reached into me
Adjusting my own focus
From pinpoint imperfections
To a broader beauty view
You reoriented me
Filling out some flat ideal
From perfect picture unattained
To unique beauty breathing
You unfinished me
Leaving space about my face
For adding off-ness, oddity
To my idea of beauty real, profound
You included me
In a human portrait library
And made every one of us worthy
Of being painted beauty

— April Resnick














A portrait of me (unfinished)
Painted by Elena Drozdova.

Sitting for her was a profound
experience for me. I am looking
forward to finishing the painting.

~ by April on February 10, 2014.

5 Responses to “Unfinished”

  1. would you show the finished portrait as well; I’m as intrigued by the ‘off-ness’

  2. Extraordinary in many ways

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