Love’s bone structure

third detail
          Third detail, John Lyons (oil on canvas)

The high cheekbones
        the shape of the eyes
the thin smile
        the unobtrusive ears
the slender neck
        her supple feet

The feet of a dancer
        trained to pace the floor
with dignity and poise
        a frame upon which
fabrics sat elegantly
        could bear the weight
of primary colours
        had she found
someone to love
        she might have
loved him forever
        dearly deeply

John Lyons


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