Artist: Henri Matisse b. 1869, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France; d. 1954, Nice, France Title: The Italian Woman Date: 1916 Information found here: www.guggenheim.org/artwork/2831
Frequently, affliction shapes you. Lips a line, unbroken do not give your hands their freedom. He glides over you. Sleeps on his side of the earth, without you, and your tears are afraid to terrorize his fists.
How will your shoulders bear the love and war, echoing, silently, in the exactness, of nothing. Pale regrets abstract your life, but of course, he is there with you.
Your thirst is deep, not real, and you double your doubts in the ruffles of your neck remaining jaded as three buttons on an unshapely blouse worn by an unlovely woman
fists lips freedom walls of love and war suffocate you beneath the heaviness of your breasts.