The price of admission (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by a painting by William Turner, viewed online at http://ekphrasticassimilations.org/william-turner-2/. She stares at me, exposed. The look is so direct, I feel compelled to hide, lest she discover my secret. But I cannot divert my gaze. The edges of checkerboard pattern are not strong enough to break the bond we have forged, [...]

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