Eva Collins : Photographs and Writing



I’d like to remove my face,
hold it up towards me
see who I am.

Why do others
get to see me first?
Pass opinions
on my complexion
my showing roots
the smudge on my cheek
before I get the chance?

This is My Land,
I’m the boss!

I know I’m tall
but can’t see my height,
I know I’m blonde
but can’t see my crown,
I know I’m pretty
because others say so.

Reflections and reactions.
Second – hand stuff!

I want the real thing.
I want to face my face !


Eva Collins