wearing a dress of the dead

wearing a dress of the dead, lipstick just a shade deeper than yesterday’s
wear, my hair is longer, eyes lined blue, mind sharp, i have never felt such cathexis
for a polyester blend, it is she in my memory choosing this white clutch, she reminding

me of such joy in life with each swish of the bell of such brightly flowered dress,
she decorating all of me and preening like a grave site of daisies in fresh morning spring.

12 Comments

  1. Pat Hatt says:

    The memories are all we have sometimes, little reminders as dressed in flowers they are below.

  2. Pat Hatt says:

    The memories are all we have sometimes, little reminders as dressed in flowers they are below.

  3. Jody Costa says:

    Thanks for reading Pat~ appreciate the note!

  4. Jody Costa says:

    Thanks for reading Pat~ appreciate the note!

  5. Brian Miller says:

    a dress of the dead…great opening image…there is a bit of surreality in this…all the detail is great…i like how it leads to joy, and then the grave of daisies…and spring which is usually the time of new life….really interesting contrasts in this..

  6. Brian Miller says:

    a dress of the dead…great opening image…there is a bit of surreality in this…all the detail is great…i like how it leads to joy, and then the grave of daisies…and spring which is usually the time of new life….really interesting contrasts in this..

  7. Jody Costa says:

    ah B~ yes… this was the point. the contrasts. the living and the dead, so closely entwined.

  8. Jody Costa says:

    ah B~ yes… this was the point. the contrasts. the living and the dead, so closely entwined.

  9. Natasha Head says:

    I'm left dancing with sugar skulls and wondering about your inspiration for this…fantastic piece, Jody! Loved it!

  10. Natasha Head says:

    I'm left dancing with sugar skulls and wondering about your inspiration for this…fantastic piece, Jody! Loved it!

  11. Jody Costa says:

    Yay!!! So glad you liked it!! Thank you- inspiration was true to form- I'm wearing the dress of a friend who passed away this year. It just came to me!

  12. Jody Costa says:

    Yay!!! So glad you liked it!! Thank you- inspiration was true to form- I'm wearing the dress of a friend who passed away this year. It just came to me!

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