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A Muse Me/You
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sharp metaphors shower down  silver bullet stilettos
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click click clicking on polished concrete tablets, wet
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alive revived current new ways of  blood-letting it all go, baby can you hear it?
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I can hear rats tat tat on  window pains cold forged barbs aimed  
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at steely-hearted souls and hard-hearted heels who are our muses
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courted, vied for like  ‘(my) first draft (is finished, baby) players’
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well known for skills honed in fields strewn with fine minds
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that just need a poke to explode heart for art’s sake  
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tough oft rough traded woo pitching muses wanted to keep full
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acid-tongue tipped styluses, etching more muse infused, scripted venom
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we demand all their waking / sleeping sensations to be directed at us
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for the hours we need to begin breathing on our own again.
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they are a fix, a tool, night school refresher course- not obsessions  
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we know where they begin and we control their ends- grains of sand
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in our heads, sometimes beds hoping for cultured pearls not just stains
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mental quickies desiring to inspire should read the caveat lector line
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before they sign, because there are no guarantees of kindness of any kind  just a merry go-go around
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of peeling back facades, blaring reflections of each other, virtually
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all over, the closer the better, pages soaked with money shots don’t reveal the players
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so they are reusable like stock images to which we all own the rights
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muse, amuse with no promises of privacy just emotional piracy
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high jacked for high times then be set free willingly with no regrets
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just on to the next for us both.  
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Your tableau is waiting
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27 Feb 07

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the entire twisted metaphor is just great writing.  high energy, with nice turns of phrase from beginning to end.
 — pyrrhonian

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