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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Mark Arvid White


With Every Stroke

That new painting of yours hangs in the gallery
The way a sniper leans out of a tower window
Picking out passers-by in random disorder,
Just to watch them burn with some kind of uncomfortable envy.
You paint the way you love,
brush licking canvas, teasing, taunting, tasting,
curiously you explore all that white flesh,
laying down your blues and greens, golds and orange-greys,
every single one of them the color of a blush.