"Figure Eight" by Franz Kline 1952
prompt by Tess Kincaid
The Hidden One
Each insertion of ink upon her bare skin
like a mellow summer's eve slipping
in up-and-down motion.
The initial layout begins before
the long stroke of a shader makes her
one of the painted people.
Marked indelibly beyond her own skin,
defined by personal expression
wrapped tightly in potency and duration
this art on man.
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