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January 9, 2011 / Gio

Woman in the Red

with the crepuscularity
of a tired firefly
dizzy from mishaps and setbacks
her Christian Louboutin slingbacks
unbalanced
and the shoes
ruined red by financial quicksand

~

© Giovanni Cucullo 2011

Image by  “KJ” Halliday

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  1. Neha / Jan 14 2011 6:39 am

    Wow – I totally love this 😀

  2. Rene Foran / Jan 12 2011 12:22 pm

    stupid aside #2
    regarding the Ferrucci sidebar quote
    I did not use conditioner today
    my hair is rather fly-away thus making me a tad insecure
    but it does look very rockstar

    that is all… 🙂

  3. Claudia / Jan 11 2011 1:04 pm

    this was completely different from what i had expected from you – but very, very good!
    thanks for your birthday wishes gio

  4. Giovanni Cucullo / Jan 10 2011 11:10 pm

    Yeh…or Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal voice.

  5. Lu Ann / Jan 10 2011 10:06 pm

    Loved it… very nice figures.

  6. Rene Foran / Jan 10 2011 4:29 pm

    those are some cruel shoes.

    a stupid aside..I would love to hear Jeremy Irons say crepuscularity…but I would settle for Daniel Day Lewis but not using that “I Drink Your Milkshake” voice from There Will Be Blood.

  7. signed .............bkm / Jan 10 2011 11:47 am

    Love the “setbacks” and “slingbacks” a great sound to this combination….very nice …bkm

  8. Chris G. / Jan 10 2011 12:18 am

    Didn’t see an economic piece making an appearance on this one…thanks for bringing out surprise! Paints a portrait of an altogether common state in the consumer culture of the modern world I’d say. Good use of “crepuscularity” and the color red – red as the fall, or the literal descent of her checks and balances into the red. Nice.

  9. Talon / Jan 9 2011 9:06 pm

    A totally unexpected and unique perspective on the photo, Gio. I liked it a lot!

  10. Abby / Jan 9 2011 8:43 pm

    I like the uniqueness…a take I never would have come up with…and ‘red’ it really can be a lot of firey tough things like ‘financial quick sand’ that can swallow up…great poem!

  11. hedgewitch / Jan 9 2011 5:10 pm

    Portrait of an over-consumer. Very creative take on the prompt, and your usual splendid use of language. ‘Crepuscularity’ and ‘shoes ruined red by financial quicksand’ are stand outs.

  12. brian / Jan 9 2011 5:03 pm

    financial quicksand…yikes…perhaps having been there i never want to go back…unique take on the prompt….

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