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Monday, July 25, 2005
  Taking your face

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[continuing the discussion here and here and here]

In the hundred-odd photos from yesterday
I find and finger your face

Here it is creased with smile
and here – just a second later –
the curves straighten
as you look at me
not liking to be snapped

Here is your characteristic thoughtful pose
tugging at your beard

and here, here for a moment
is your utterly open and vulnerable face
the one you didn’t want me
to catch

and take home to look at.

Fascinating discussion! And I love the poem. But, ummm...what is this unusual flower that I've never seen before??
It's the secret face of an artichoke.
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