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How disappointing--

from the height

of her cheekbones

from her full

and refined mouth

words

vapidly fall

in a sputtering cadence

as futile

as the florid

fan of a Peacock's

tail

or the motal

flush of color

that tints the

autumnal leaves--

or the burning, ice-blue

eyes of your diva

as she swoons

under the undertow

of her swan song.

Or that ethereal hush

and then the brush

 of her sudden

warm, inviting breath--

 

Still--

what else

can stand

between you

and death.

 

 

Ibbetson Press
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Reviewed by No Longer Member (Reader)
great work Doug
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Beautiful,i.e. Why You Learn To Make Best Of What You Have Got_

Hand's That Tempt Yourself!

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Reviewed by anne cunningham
like the title. like this, very much.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Very interesting poem!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Really good, but I thought that it could have been about my first wife, who I divorced over thirty years ago.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
I love the ending.

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