30 Jan

still life                     (published Midwest Poetry Review, 1996)

I lie here
          in your painted anguish,
                    a naked model
                    for you to recreate.
I don’t mind
          the lack of privacy
          but your brushstrokes
                    leave me bruised
          and I know
                    it will show
                    on your canvas.
You like coloring
          your anguish
          with me
                    and I, the model,
                    accept this.

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in previously published


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One response to “#268

  1. awordofsubstance

    January 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

    This is wonderful. I especially like the painted anguish.


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