Woman

'La Sposa' by Ralph Brown, Cass Sculpture Park

She pulls the fabric of herself
across her outline,
it curves and catches in her soft folds.
Aqua, her veil like a wave
along the sun bathed blue edges of the Nile
like the pearl sea
where Aphrodite rose;
like milk water in the baths of Rome.
Oh lift the veil more, goddess,
make me your own.
I am man, not good, not made of stone,
just flesh and blood.

Felicity Fair Thompson

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