She is a painting,
A treasure trove of dextrous strokes
and exquisite colors.
Her mellow smile and simple eyes
brings out every artist's dream alike.
Underneath the taut canvas
her sallow skin withers
betraying the battles she deftly hides.
The glossy paint does run smooth
over her callused, wrinkled skin
hiding the resolute beauty within.
The painting is a masterpiece,
gathering praises and accolades
but it failed to capture her true brilliance
which remains hidden, waiting to be discovered.