Picture on her profile

07 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 at the time. It is used without permission, but I am sure she will not mind.

I wrote this four years ago. And I have repeated it around this time each year since. I like it, new readers might like it also, and a now and again it is certain that a picture on a profile has much power. Hopefully regular readers will not mind the repost.


Posted by on February 7, 2019 in Poetry, Still Life


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10 responses to “Picture on her profile

  1. gracefulphrase

    February 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I do like seeing this piece pop up again, Funnily i now associate you with Lana anytime I see or hear her.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. naughtynora

    February 8, 2019 at 12:37 am

    She is beautiful!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. naughtynora

    February 8, 2019 at 12:38 am

    And this writing is quite lovely ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thereluctantpoet

    February 9, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Wow! I loved the way you captured the allure of a photo that whispers to your soul!!! Super post. Please keep reposting it – it deserves a yearly encore!!

    My wife and I met almost 20 years ago in the very process you portrayed!! Awesome piece!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      February 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Smiles. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed. A wonderful way for you and your wife to meet.


  5. thereluctantpoet

    February 9, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come see if this is how it started for you????

    Liked by 1 person


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