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Marilyn at Night
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Poetry is
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two fifty-six AM
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in maroon boxers and an unshaven beard,
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sliding ruffled sheets with anxious feet,
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running an unguided hand across a cold nightstand.
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A simple click.
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Light wrinkles the face,
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and instead of dreams and visions and metaphors,
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I see only Marilyn,
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caught within glass and frame,
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        shining
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             blonde
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                  curls
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cascading over that Chinchilla fur,
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a time-frozen, freshly lit cigarette
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between those long fingers,
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an eternal award of instant gratification.
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If only poetry was so forgiving.
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12 Feb 07

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