Picture on her profile

01 Feb



Her picture on her profile.

It began with that.

His long finger was arrested in its lazy, languid, bored downwards scroll by her image.

A slight intake of breath. An appreciative lift of the eyebrows. A smile. An impossible sense of recognition.

He did not know her, but she seemed familiar.

He studied her face. The eyes, the mouth, the nose, the cheekbones.

He stroked the stubble on his chin, and leaned forward slightly in his chair.

With his eyes closed he imagined her.  And he could picture her completely in his head.

He guided the cursor and clicked the ‘follow’ button.

Her picture on her profile.

It began with that.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

The photograph is obviously of the incredibly talented and very lovely Lana Del Rey. For many reasons she, and this picture, were perfect as an illustration for the post. It is used without permission, but I am sure she will not mind.

I wrote this two years ago. But it feels like a good time to repeat it. And perhaps apt.


Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Poetry, Still Life


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5 responses to “Picture on her profile

  1. sirensong1208

    February 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Beautiful. This is one of my favourites.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Heartafire

    February 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    This is very beautiful and thought provoking, I would imagine many of us have become infatuated with a photograph. I know I have. Thank you Mr. D.

    Liked by 1 person


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