Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982


Gretchen Johnsen

The mouth is not what you expected, but the eyes
will not be altered: so the lips, with their slight
twist, are what you meant. Erased, their curve
would turn up elsewhere. Now, before the unfamiliar
is necessity, remember this–the stiff perfection
of an innocent design.