(for Charles Marowitz)
Beautiful face – but what a cruel mouth.
Oh, that mouth,
that mouth is an assassin,
that mouth was made to destroy,
has destroyed… perhaps?
I fear that mouth.
I don’t like to look at that mouth.
When you run your tongue over your lips
it is like a gun being cocked,
powerful, sadistic mouth – like the
mouth of Jeanne Moreau.
Such a beautiful face… but what a mouth;
and a face does mirror the soul.
Soft eyes… yet what a mouth.
Let me look at your face,
without that mouth
Leonie Scott Matthews
Drawing by Charles Marowitz