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)


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