Work of Art

Yes, you are a work of art,
not unlike a portrait sketched
by a master short on time:

sometimes barely hinted lines
defining you in subtle ways
implying likeness hard to catch,

no stroke too weak, too strongly stressed,
expressing soul beyond that edge
where canvas ends and life begins,

a form forever far from done
defying all finality,
yet everything and more to me.

Work of Art © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 26, 2019