Profile of a Woman, after Augustus John (1878 – 1961)

April 9, 2011

You’ve got come to bed eyes
stop smoking out the window
you look, like a prostitute,
my mother always said.
Turned to the side
I’m one of Vemeers’
the girl with the earring
and the porcelain neck.
That shadow that runs
from my cows-lick
to my jawline.
I shaded it in
as I watched the rain
that blouse that’s running
like water over shoulders
I made up it’s line
whilst kneading bread.
Tomorrow I may sit in my single room
and a lover may call at 6pm
I may open the door
and stand in the hall
and allow the light
to dissolve my face.

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One Response to “Profile of a Woman, after Augustus John (1878 – 1961)”

  1. Corey Mwamba said

    Lovely.

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