the eyes looked with equal regard
the smile knew to whom it belonged
the nose loved to slope like the fresh-fallen snow
the sinuses inside made a rorschach of light-filled cavities
filled with the aroma of rose

the eyebrows pondered gentle distinctions
the eyelashes surfed on the wind
the teeth took their place in white ranks four apace
the tongue breathed and swum under the palatial roof hung
with ribbons of rouge-coloured banners

the cheekbones were hands holding clay
the temple touched soft clouds within
the brow fell like cotton-cloth hung for a movie
the eyeballs now knew they were orphans and only-childs
but for each other adopted at birth

the ears whispered secrets in shells
the hairline drew a scribble of mane
the jawline swooped down to the rock-rolling sea
the neck was a sand-dune sculpted at the base of the edifice
face of a pharaoh under the moon.


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