work of art

work of art

by lauren c. bacher


i'm painting you and i made a mistake

now i've got to go and wash this paint off my face. 

i don’t want to, i like how it looks

but it’s just improper to be here with you.


find the space 

draw the line 

paint by number 

all is fine


my clothes are ruined with paint spots and oils 

i've bruised my fingers from all this pressure. 

but it's all worth it even if it's not real

your face is too pretty to not picture here.


something tangible

something sweet

to make you last

even though we're fleeting


Tags: Poetry