Artificial Shower

A faux shower of water droplets

perfectly clear, perfectly formed

adorns rather than veils the face

and shoulders of the model, his

glassy black hair barely dampened,

smooth bronze skin glowing with

uplights from an inevident source,

his brown eyes gazing vacantly

downward as if lost in thought.


But where wander his thoughts?

An interview or audition perhaps,

or his family far away, or the boy

he met last night who seemed

indifferent. His beauty his strength,

his loneliness his vulnerable point.


Copyright 2014

T. Allen Culpepper


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