She Painted A Picture

She painted a picture


Charcoal on her hands

caressing the lines of his back.

The curves

Water to her brush

Over the white canvas

Blank and patient




She painted a picture


Rubies in the night

A feather against the stone


A turn of the head

A lean towards the abyss

One more step and they would -


She painted a picture


And as she froze the moment

Captured in her heart 

Captured in the paint

Captured in his words


She waited for him to paint back. 


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