Ms.Lisa Acrylic on Canvas 40 x 30 in 1998

Ms.Lisa
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 30 in
1998

Seated there
amidst imaginary landscapes
that never were
with your arms blocking the door
to any admiring soul
fixing those empty laced eyes on mine
and freezing that jocose smile
you turn your face into a mask
paralyzed in time
hiding whether you were kind
or just another pretty face that
flirted and ravished men.

Saul Balagura June 2005