the paint project

red-paint-3

the walls were painted eggshell
though he requested glossy shine

the brushstrokes stained both bodies
and dripped acid into their eyes

pools of crimson sludge
engulfed four throbbing feet

all compromise, abandoned
in the scorn the task demanded

© Anthony Gorman 2016

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