Mikkilynn Olmsted: Woman in Middle

Spring '08 TOC

One among five faces
                               centered
your lips full
          unpuckered

swatches of flesh jagged

          brushes of White
                                                       exposed

          no black cocktail dress,
          no red lace thong

naked lids closed
          or barely raised, slivered lash

clearly his best proportion, no others 
                    soften

those manmade angles,
no smile lines crows feet                 symbol of years standing              
          ABSTRACT

the only left glance
          all rest pale to your complexion
          nose defiant, arches browed,
          chin tilted away
          men on either side

                                                  s p o t l i g h t

          brown wisp of bang
                    curled out from ear, reaching up for other faces along
this plastered

                                                     wall

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