A Strand of Hair (poem and painting)

A Strand of Hair
watercolour on paper

on a hot somnolent afternoon

her brown face smooth and clear

except for a single strand of hair

fallen loose from behind her ear

draws a wavy line down her face

distracting disturbing his pace

as he tried to keep hands in place

to keep from that wayward strand

to keep from her face his strong hand

on that hot tantalizing afternoon


© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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