still life in two portraits

Stephanie Guarino

1.
sprig-like limbs stand
unsteady behind briers

aperture agape, overflowing
with what is too heavy

to hold in

2.
fogged-up eyes and
arms fastened

behind alabaster
ribcage walls, self-constructed

heart-safety

 

Stephanie Guarino lives in Fairfield, Iowa where she is studying Media & Communications in
hopes to become a producer and musician. She is also a practicing artist who focuses mostly
on painting and drawing, and regularly updates her blog, rustandrepose, with poetry. This is her first publication and she is very honored to be amongst fellow creatives and talented individuals.
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