there are not many like me left in the world fierce loners wishing only to be free to live the life we are meant for not long ago we roamed unmolested scorned by some ignored by most but free - free! wandering at will on the periphery of homogenization able to live by our talents and our wits then quietly the roundup began the truthtellers first followed by the crazy the poor the sick the old and all the others who could not be cogged into the great machine built by the worldwide worshipers of mammon my glorious fur matted and dull from being confined in this small space (prescripted by bureaucratic souls in bespoke costumes paid for in blood sucked from slaves) with ragged claws i tear at invisible bars that separate me from my natural terrain if i were free to find the empire poachers who boxed me up it would be a fierce quick end for those abductors
but dawn comes
and with it
great gray tumbrels
to carry us
useless scribblers and daubers
prophets and nonbelievers
© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
RC deWinter is a photographer, digital artist, poet, essayist and singer-songwriter currently living and working in Haddam, Connecticut. She has been shooting photos for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment. Her digital work is created using a variety of software and includes oil paintings, watercolor sketches and drawings.
Her work has appeared in print, notably in Uno: A Poetry Anthology, Pink Panther Magazine, Arts Creation Magazine, The Sun Magazine,2River View, Poetry Nook, Garden Tripod and The American Muse as well as in many online publications.
In additionto her personal online portfolios, Ms. deWinter’s art is exhibited on of several internet-based showcases, including The Trillium Gallery, Saatchi Online, ARTbracket, The Art for Cancer Gallery, Copperflame Gallery, b-uncut and Artists, Writers and Photographers in the Raw. ABC has licensed several of her paintings to be used as set decor on the television series Desperate Housewives.
Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit her work at an October 2011 solo show the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Tolland, Connecticut.