Subtle Clarity

I, looking for you,
Reflected in a pond find
A smile, floating.

Image by Léon Bonnat (1833–1922) titled Roman Girl at a Fountain (1875)

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Red Wine

 

 

Teasing my brown skin
The setting sun
In ripples, your fingers
Sewing me into descent
As they paint me
Breaking every last blush
I own, rouged lips
Coloured with your wine
Sighing at the moon.

 

 

 

(c) A Hannan