Started 1:57pm. In class. Based on ‘Venice, Moonlight’ by Christopher Williams. Finished 2:48pm in class.
Strong arms churn in what
a copper basin can hold,
sloshing coral-colored flesh
into a drum of decay.
Lapping almond-scented slips under a bed of clay,
blackened peonies depart from parched lips.
– A. Struthers