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Lady for Lucian Freud

my brother says
he’d never do
old woman
and young
women with
old men
are gross
but i don’t
care since
i’m just
modeling for
lucian freud
who’s damn
good looking
for guy in
his eighties
hair thick
and combed back
sophisticated gray
over patrician face
and strong body

it’s cool he’s
freud’s grandson
who talks to me
about poses
while he paints
visions of nudity
i feel myself
becoming part
of history and
am pleased
he keeps bringing
me back
to study and
revise

but fear he
may just keep
painting and
decide next time
he pauses to dash
over and rip
brush from
his hand and
pull him down
where I learn
why so many
beautiful young
women wiggled
there

Editorial note: Lucian Freud fathered at least a dozen children. He died in July 2011 at age eighty-eight. His 1995 painting “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping” sold for more than thirty-three million dollars in 2008.

To see “Benefits Supervisor Sleeping,” please click here

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