the charcoal beauty

unlike anything I've done before,

it makes me feel at peace.

 

without a sense of time,

I trace the delicate lines of an unmapped landscape.

 

a stranger, laid so bare in perfect human form,

she poses with the rigor of a dancer on stage.

 

like a fluttering butterfly ready to make a great ascent,

I leap at the moment to capture the spark of her eyes.