My original body
I left behind in Paul’s coat closet.
It is not that I took someone else’s body
like filching a leather jacket
but I fashioned a new body
on a page from a Strathmore drawing tablet
with a 2H pencil
4B pencil and a kneaded eraser.
If I had realized the gray pallor
my efforts rendered
I would have spent my time
with Prismacolor Premiere pencils.
This result does not preclude
a newer drawing of a newer Prismacolored body
once my artistic hand
to my well defined
copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney