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A single wooden wall

graffiti on tree trunk

Walking a riverbank with my husband we came across this site of a tree base stripped of bark, graffiti painted and litter strew about. At first I felt insulted for these acts against Mother Nature, until I gave it a closer inspection.

I realized this was a homeless person’s campsite. I saw the towel, a small luxury, used to dry after bathing in the murky river. There lay a painters frock, a toothbrush and the remnants of a toothpaste tube. This was the home of a person attempting to remain civilized in primitive conditions.

I no longer saw graffiti, with a new perspective I studied a work of art on a single wooden wall. A laid bare a canvas, to voice through brush a life of agony and despair.

© Zora Zebic 2016

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5 thoughts on “A single wooden wall

  1. It’s amazing what we can see when we put aside judgment. Thank you! 😉 xoxoM

    1. Thank you Margarita!

  2. When we take off our everyday glasses and really see thing, our perspective Changes.

  3. Is it drawing or something else?
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    1. It was paint, and we think abstract art.