I’ve got bruises both for
unexplainable reasons
and because of the day when I
climbed to the highest shelf
in your apartment

Can’t remember all the details,
but your back remains
as the most beautiful thing

Once I used to hate it,
it made me weak and insecure

Now I’d just want to admire
its’ shape; the curve of your spine
and the shadows it casts
on to your skin




The Aesthetics of Absence is a artist book made in 2012 in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.


Mark