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The Law of Faces

Posted by matt on 30 May 2008

Identi-kit Portrait: Composite #9 by Randi Trinka, 1984
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THE LAW OF FACES

In the commerce of faces,
one law: the image fades
inward from its edges.
The end of the image
is eyes.

Willy-nilly strangers
begin, they transact a gaze
and are bound by its terms,
the border between them
negotiates down
to the thinnest filament
that would withstand

trespass. The end
is eyes.

Let us begin again.
Our terms already set,
let us now together tend
to the one task left.

Invent me.

–M. Salomon

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