Portrait of a Woman, Prehistory

time, lady, is in praise of the 
	idea of time
& the surprise of your smile is
a wilderness in 
	cruel disguise

two hips, wide 
open to the world, a 
set of strong hands & 
thighs are great
	wobbling moons

a sudden & intense warmth 
at the suggestion of romance
like a lover that 
never learned to speak 

but, surely, this is the more 
pressing sentiment 
beliefs of mountains & the 
sovereignty of stars
	olives trees
	orange peels
jungle is a distant memory

the suddenness of children
is leaving her face 

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