by William Carlos Williams

And yet one arrives somehow,
finds himself loosening the hooks of
her dress
in a strange bedroom—
feels the autumn
dropping its silk and linen leaves
about her ankles.
The tawdry veined body emerges
twisted upon itself
like a winter wind…!

Companion Art: “Tableau abstrait noir et blanc représentant des flammes et des courbures“, by Nadège MICHEL ” Nadel ” Dite