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impression number one:


Shadows cast on old floorboards,

is that a piano

where a young woman swoons

yellow bow amidst dark curls

righthanded grasp, not tender,

two of four hands

not in sight?


impression number two:


No pretty picture, this

unseen cruel woman grasps

a handful of dark curls.

Fallen woman wearing red

needs smelling salts.

Her hands barely reach us,

yellow bow, green at neck.


impression number three:


Vulnerability in red,

green and yellow,

that cruel arm

should have leaned closer,

using both hands

to cradle the girl's head

before she hits dark wood,

in a helpless swoon.

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