These lines are too numerous
And too smudged, each shape and tone melding
Into one, big hodge-podge of gray.
Not to mention, the rendering of the background doesn’t even approach being satisfactory,
And my perspective is skewed beyond belief.
Look at the whole, and conclude that the verdict is:
Then again, as they say, isn’t taste subjective? Wouldn’t someone take this in, and love it?
Maybe… but objectively, they’d be absolutely wrong to do so – I am sure of it.
This piece that lacks contrast, proportion, and clarity –
Do I erase… alter… do I dare attempt repair?
Or, do I take a match to it, and reduce it to mere ash?
I stuff it, face down, into my dresser’s top drawer,
And go to fetch a fresh sheet of paper.