Artemesia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1639)

Dress in green, hair
half done
A painter’s allegory
should always include some color

Remember me?
I was immortal once

In 1610, it’s said

A year later, truth from
true pain

I heard there ought to be some blood
on the history
otherwise it’s not really

Remember me?
I am immortal once more
in all the wrong ways