A fabric of bamboo

Delicately beauty suspended

Like a floating stillness, stilted 

But evoking something else

Her face conjures it

The underlying cause

A heightened state

The sensual dimension

Into which a heart could journey

Seeking connection

Possibly perfection

This is her

This is her

Is this her

The depth of those dark pools

Their inscrutability entrapping

Desire overcomes 

Desire is all

A promise of treasure

The elegance of her mouth

Held from striking

Awaiting yours

The dryness crucifying

Where elsewhere moist

Hands now reaching

To hold out as sacrifice

A soul in contortion

Hopeful

This is her

This is her

Is this her

Words: written May 2020.

Photo: Fang.

Music: PJ Harvey "Horses in my dreams"

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