Livre de Raison

Félix Vallotton, 1924 – La lecture abandonnée

I recognised her natural shape
[we’d been mirror images – for
years – until births & deaths of
yarns stretched us into others’
arms] Vallotton trapped her at
posed abandonment – we had
equal biteable nipples – we lay
on a yellow spread & she read
my published verse aloud [pas
en français
]/ Felix aroused red
details – layers of dabs [raising
eyebrows with its exhibition]/
I slipped off – his retouching of
her didn’t matter [we don’t see
derogation in a blown mirror]