Free-Range Fiction: Popeye’s Child

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I’m trying to get back into the habit of posting Free-Range Fiction weekly. My freelance life has picked up some, so ‘disposable’ writing time, as it were is at a premium. However, I saw the artist’s portrait below (if you click on the photo it takes you to his web site), and have been struggling with some very personal family issues. Wa-la, 

Popeye Art – Realistic Drawings by Lee Remao

Popeye’s Child

Where you hide

I stand naked,

I’m an easy target

In my easy abandon
I stand brave
While you cower
in comfort

In you I see
and busted

My honesty
My exposure
is freedom

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