chagall backdrop

I remember pulling her down to calico
starched and unbleached, yet o’ so tender
once more than twice atop the expanse
we sprawled, with nary a gesture save a nod
in the others direction

Save me now, I would save you then
with simple impressions, monographs
painted essential you, I’d sign every one
dedicated to what we christened each day – your being

© Chagall 2014

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