The Erotic Drawings of Egon Schiele
They are drawn from life
into the damp air of the studio--
Waves of green and blue stockings
wash the floor.
He watches them part their labia
with strudel-thick fingers
over the crayons and heavy paper
to which he affixes
the Chinese stamp of his signature
—or, if unfinished, does not.
They are released into the crowd of children
who play in the street.
E.C. Messer lives with her husband and cats by the Pacific Ocean in California. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @ecmesser. She would like very much to know you.
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