The Lark
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The Lark

The Face of an Artist

Free Verse

Photograph by Author SAM 2011

Paint and powder
prance across her canvas
unattractively circumspect
tortured by allegories
the folds of flesh
discarding as her face
falls on her bust:
foundation’s skin
peppered by peeling flakes
on a drift of fine mist
the weathered dust
deliberating her sweater.
She brushes –
her lipstick twist
of a dry smile
as she flourishes a finger:
somewhat just
a little out of…




The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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