Sepia, an Ekphrasis

her hue is the color of conquest

her body knows about lying on beds like tables, bellies pouring all around her

her makeup's, a barricade she encircles black lines colors her lips soil adorns her neck with plastic men have offered her

her shoulder blades an equator no man can come above. she won’t even kiss them for her lips are too close to her mind

ask her her name & she will tell you with a stare that can rip a sky’s gut

open with thunder

my name is Reign

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model: Kaila Paulino

photographer: Yana Villalano

series: Dark Sun