Tones of Silver and Grey

Nothing is white and black:
even Kodachrome has nuances
of silver and grey in the contours of a face,
individual hairs and the shadows
behind a woman’s eyes.

The camera cannot lie,
exposing a map of years
in lines and creases
around eyes and mouth, on ears,
the furrowed brow and sagging neck.

Her skin is worn
from life and stress,
still tingling
from the warm caress
of parents, children, friends and lovers,
etching the life of woman, wife and mother.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


Portrait found here

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #136 and linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

23 thoughts on “Tones of Silver and Grey

  1. yes, not unlike the veins in a leaf or ripples in a stream, much the lines, the folds on her face, like in all our faces, it is not just the wind and the sun but the life lived under and with.

    gracias for the words that portray so poignantly the lovely woman in the pic


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