Broken Portrait

I’ve been trying to paint this picture

It’s a picture that’s been painted before

several times.

All the times, it’s come out exactly the same

But this time its different?

I just can’t seem to get it right

The brushes aren’t the same size

The colors aren’t bright enough

The size of the canvas is too small

The thing is, 

I’ve been painting the same picture for too long

It’s either been ripped, thrown away or misplaced

I can’t redo this picture another time

Everything’s changed

All of it.

It’s time to paint a new picture

One to represent what is

And not what once was …

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