DescriptionCopyright 2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
While Waiting for Lunch
I sat on the patio by a rich woman's garden; she's a friend of a friend who, I think, dragged me along for entertainment value. I don't know how entertaining I will be; though I grew up surrounded by the complacent, the wealthy, and am used to their blithe social happiness, what with the bloodshed in the world their comfort in their insulation grates.
Nearby was a shed big enough to live in, no doubt filled with the necessaries for her man - not her husband, I mean the hired help - to keep the garden beautiful, and on it hung an antique bullet-ridden sign having something to do with railroads; it seemed an odd adornment for such a bucolic setting.
I sat there in the summer sun, surrounded by peace and plenty, serenaded by nothing but birdsong, awaiting a luncheon that no doubt would be fashionably perfect, perhaps even gourmet, staring at that sign, and that pretty trilling chorus was drowned out by the never-ending echo of weaponfire and the cries of the fallen.
Though for the moment I was safe, a lifetime away from carnage, I wondered when - not if - the scarlet waves would wash to the very doorsteps of houses like this, and how long any of us could be comfortable in our skins, whatever their color. ~ 2016 RC deWinter
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.