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She studied the geography
Of his face
As if there would be a final exam:
Sharp planes,
Rivers of sadness,
Eyes like quicksand.
She had known him forever,
But who was this man?
Every time he spoke,
His words mapped
To a foreign land;
She gazed at terrain
She did not understand.
The more she learned,
The less she knew,
And all her answers
Were left blank.

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Image credit to David Hockney.

16 responses to “Geography

  1. This is so poignant Paula

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  2. WOW! This poem drew me in. I want to know who she is and who he is with that face so well describe.

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  3. Very interesting, Paula 🙂

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  4. A man of great mystery! I know that will forever peak her interest💜 Run girl!!🤣

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  5. Awesome write, Paula.

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