Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Mona Lisa Smile

"...Is your smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa,
or is this the way you hide a broken heart?"

Two lovers, in a photo.
Two faces, side by side.
His, smiling joyfully, upside down.
Hers, right side up, with a quieter smile.
So quiet as to suggest:
Languor.
Contentment.
Fulfillment.
Triumph.

A moment of emotional stillness.
A respite from the struggle.
One quarter-second of serenity.
Is he the one?

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was absolutely charming and dead brilliant. Am saving this for posterity.

Thank you so so so much.

- RS.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... you're very welcome.

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