She looks as though she's seen a ghost.
Blonde curls poke through her
Straw sun-hat, torn at the brim.
Stitching together hat, wearer and big red dahlia,
To present an unearthly vortex
Of animal and vegetable.
Round eyes jiggle within smudged black lines,
Eyelash half unstuck, trembles when
She leans forward confidentially.
Red lips, furred by myriad rivulets above
“I saw something that was there.”