Geisha

FabianPerezArt by: Fabian Perez

She yields

To impassive streets

To effervescent alleys

The color of lit pumpkins

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Milk pale

She paints her mouth

In suffering shades

Of scarlet

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Brows, moon-arched

She poses demurely

Underneath

A paper umbrella

Siphoning starlight

From the sallow glow

Of orphaned dreams

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He

Stitches

Her intimation

Into the smiling lines

Of his palms

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Tears the color

Of mercury

He translates

Her breath

On canvas

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She prefers

Cherry blossoms

Tissue thin hearts

Elucidating

Spring

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Writer’s Block argh