Lashes Veneered.

flecks of sunflower
protruding from the canvas,
where you peer your eyelid
against oil painted greens,
clawed at from the wooden backbone,
you chewed on the twiney rope that hung it
halfway between the hallway, and
halfway between the inner wall;
through its soft, blended surface
to see beyond to the iron bathtub
where limbs, scrubbed and glistening
stretched over the rim
until they sank back underneath the surface.
we observed her through the wall
until she pressed her fingers to the acrylic slather
and it was we
being watched.