/04 Traces

Simon Kossoff

Remains to be seen

Remains to be Seen #7

In my memory
Your image
Hangs in my heart
Like a beautiful
And timeless
Oil painting.

It is lit by candles
In a dark room
To which I have
The only key.

My expression
Is drawn
And flickers
In the low light
Of my fond

Yet the shadows
It casts distort
And make strange
Your features.


A truth all the same
That I dare not describe
For fear of tainting
Your spirit which is
Captured in this portrait,

Which unlike you
Was beautifully

Simon Kossoff, Brighton,’04

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