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Summer Nights in the River Valley
Not a lot to do out here in the evening, 'specially when you live alone. Oh sure, you can drive to the city and spend money on something or another and sometimes I do, then wake up with my stomach in a knot of regret over wasting what I can't afford on overpriced food or a bad movie or too much bourbon.
Most nights I plant myself on the porch and watch the sun sink into the river. Even when summer's instability sends sheets of rain pouring from thunderclouds here I am, smoking and counting the seconds between the lightning and the next perfect strike thrown by one of those ghostly little men living in the hills out Moodus way.
I like it when it storms. The counting keeps me from brooding on all that I've lost and will never have. Not things so much - mostly people: a mother I never knew, and for that matter a father too. A son dead too soon, who took with him most of what was good in this life.
And though I've forsworn you a thousand and one times, you - still awake in my loins, still awake in my heart. But that's muddy water under the swing bridge and I try not to let you cavort too much in my mind. Done's done, as we like to say, even when it's really not.
And here I am doing what I try not to do, raking up pain from the soft summer earth of my soul, dredging up nuggets of memory best left buried. There's only one cure for this, I have to pray for rain. 2014 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.