The retouched woman

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The woman stands duly re-touched.
Lack of eye-liner hides  vacant eyes
From wet fear welling up in corners.

Heck , no eyes, only bare fingers 
Holding on to  the insides of  body,
Just re-touching a woman's body
Lest it not go away from the dress.

(A haunting photograph of  an Afro- Carribean mental patient in Haiti by Eve Arnold , the famous Magnum  photographer who passed away recently at the age of 99)

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