Painting Czeslawa Kwoka          by Theresa Edwards (verse) & Lori Schreiner (art)

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In a soft color profile,

above and slightly right

of 26947, we see a tear

from your right eye spilling down,

just underneath skin transparent,

thin from a bleak setting.


We follow the contour of your

smeared mouth, slightly opened,

trace from lower lip to the

bottom of your chin:

this part of pinkish-grey flesh

appears as number 7.   


This is not intentional.