Who Paints The Portrait The Audience or Artist

Day#15 #LexPoMo Poetry Challenge

Sketching darkened streets
the starving artist, a pauper
of Saint Petersburg

Copious skill
prolific in production, 
desires untamed

Prosper by pleasing
those who feed on creative
corpses, sacrifice 

Purchase approval
by selling the self to trends
of fame so fickle

A risk of all time
temptation of creators,
moral dilemma

Who paints the portrait
the audience or artist,
who controls the brush

Who gives the meaning
to colors and shapes in life,
who paints your portrait 

Inspired by the short story
(The Portrait) from Nikolai Gogol. 

Self-Portrait in Two Exposures 

Self-Portrait in Two Exposures                           FujiFilm XPro2 XF23mmF.2

Self-Portrait in Two Exposures                           FujiFilm XPro2 XF23mmF.2