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The Portrait

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The Portrait

Yesterday I followed a trail
of coffee beans stencilled into
the contours of Anouk’s dress:

tapioca coloured lips serenaded
coral and mustard tweed, near
the surface of the Java Sea.

A boat was anchored:
a silhouette of Noah’s Ark swayed
to the tempo of her undulating tapestry.

The silver vessel glistened as my
reflection met its gaze; she bore
the weight of this loyal talisman

above the space where her
heart should have lived: she was
clothed in an aura of allegory.

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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Arnisha this is so cool..David

    Paxman Avatar Arnisha Paxman
    Date: 5/21/2012 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks :)