Friday, August 10, 2012

Speechless Model

She sat upon the cloth covered stool
with bright lights arranged to capture her features;
curve of her cheek, the line of her jaw
and glint in her eyes. She stared straight
ahead motionless and silent for twenty minutes. 

She took a break then assumed her position
never speaking a word. She wore 
a smooth black dress,
a single row of pearls, and a red rose 
tucked behind her ear. 

Each artist concentrated on the portrait from
the top of her head to her waist. Her shoulders
were a three quarters turn and her hands
folded upon her lap. Her Spanish ancestry
could be seen in her olive skin and brooding eyes,
her lipstick was the same
color as the red rose 
that adorned her hair.

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