Tenderfoot

Plume

Author

Shey Marque is a former scientist turned poet and fiction writer and is currently completing a Master of Arts (Writing) at Swinburne University.

Shey Marque

Flesh shimmers in the powder white
turquoise pours over shoulder lakes
black silk slides where sighs begin
mirage in the night of Toulouse-Lautrec

Turquoise pours over shoulder lakes
trace my contours in slow motion
mirage in the night of Toulouse-Lautrec
sense of me in the boudoir rouge

Trace my contours in slow motion
spin the threads from an artist’s gaze
sense of me in the boudoir rouge
brushed paint peeled from a canvas past

Spin the threads from an artist’s gaze
colour me back to another day
brushed paint peeled from a canvas past
a plume from Montmartre at my feet

Colour me back to another day
black silk slides where sighs begin
a plume from Montmartre at my feet
flesh shimmers in the powder white