Alba


White
(from memory) sheets
and shoulders

cool
(my lips are dry, at dawn, my fingers
rough, my breathing)

blue-
white (grey

from memory) skin

(your eyes)

translucent -- I can trace
this vein across your
breast

(from memory).





JDP 99/03


ArtReference:

"La Jeune Martyre," (1855)

P. Delaroche, Louvre, Paris.




Copyright John D Porter © 1999



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