Validation: 21st Century by Stefanie Bennett

Quickly; Pablo! Invert the canvas…
Upon us attests the ‘Book of the Dead’.  *
Add crocus yellow
Spiked with garnet
To line her eyelash
Before the flash of life fades.
Rouge, I tell you, won’t soften
The cheek. Instead
Fashion the brow’s panorama
And dimple a linden leaf
That pipes melodic.

Master of the cuneiform palette,
Let’s forfeit
The signature corner.
And our Philadelphia vixen
Are companionable.

(* Muriel Rukeyser, poet)

Stephanie Bennett

Stefanie Bennett has published several books of poetry, a novel & a libretto… tutored at The Institute of Modern Languages & worked with Arts Action for Peace. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was bourn in Queenslans, Australia. Her latest poetry title is “The Vanishing.”


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