THE DYING FLUSH by Meredith Bergmann


The revelation of a text under centuries of grime, scratched in a shaky hand on the verso of a recently discovered Renaissance portrait of a lady, makes possible the retrieval of a historical mystery: how did the delicate young woman in the painting meet her fate?

"I sit, walled into blackness, as I'd sit
for portraits. This one, painted last, will stay
beside me, smiling, till the day they come
and, hearing no more raving, batter down
the wall I've smeared with bloodied fist and heel."

Hard Cover
Illustrations by the author
33 pages