Creative Writing

Charcoal on Pink (take a girl to life drawing)

I don’t want to write about:

The blushing of your cheeks

Or the softness of your curves

Or the rose tint of your lips,

parted, as if to kiss –

No, it’s unfeminist.

I don’t want to write about:

The stillness of your gaze

Or the flutter of your breath

Or how you press me to the page

with every careful sketch

A model brought to bits

By charcoal fingertips-

But no, it’s unfeminist.

Instead, I try to say

with every smudge upon the page

That the highlights of your form

make my day in every way

And if I could catch you in this light

And draw myself a perfect life –

with my papers carefully packed

I’d head on home,

invite you back.


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02/03/2021

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Meg Watts



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