Five Images from Pablo Picasso's Vollard Suite

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​Five Images from Pablo Picasso’s Vollard Suite

1. Au bain (At the Bath)

Temporarily washed of myself by art—scrubbed of intimacy and chastened by the cleansing—and in solitude, despite him, gathered in the metronome of my heartbeat. I’m solid and fleshly in his eyes—he sketches even as I shrug his watching—and my girlhood is prone: summers stretch under my skin with brushed lagoons. His gestures absorb me until I live behind his wet eyes; his gaze washes back and forth like sea on shingle; his hands run like water over the tooth of his paper. I listen to the drip, drip of how he construes me.
Original languageEnglish
TypeFive Prose Poems
Media of outputOnline
PublisherThe Ekphrastic Review
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationCanada
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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NameThe Ekphrastic Review
PublisherThe Ekphrastic Review


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