An Artist

Her jeans are caked in paint, the left knee ripped open, the bottom cuffs frayed from use. She has a black pea coat on and has a fabric Trader Joe’s bag and a teal leather purse sitting in her lap as she texts on her phone. Her shoes were once black, her right one faded into a worn almost-black-but-not-quite and her left is streaked and smeared with dried white paint. Her brown hair is braided with a clip at the bottom and hanging over her left shoulder, her bangs brushing her eyelashes.

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