Penelope Przekop (Prez-cop) is a figurative expressionist American painter who spent the first half of her adult life writing fiction, and then began painting in 2008. She is the author of five books, including four novels. Her art often includes a strong sense of character and story. Her primary subject is the complexity of women.
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Woman In Blue
Ordinary morning, distant alarm and coffee coming
children waking, meandering bacon smell
authentic adults draping shirts and skirts, easily chosen
blue memories weave round my brain
aching for forgiveness
I wear their retrospection, a tight, burning crown
queen of nothing, who fought her way
out, forfeiting too much
salvation and damage, smoldering comfort
hitting snooze, sweating, peeling the blue
scratching with sore, bleeding fingertips
tipping, night before sipping, back and forth
working to forgive like a grownup woman
sometimes suspecting the ...