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she stretched
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forever the length of my vinyl couch her words they
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flowed as water flows from dark soil, and
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underneath her blue silk blouse of evening flowers she invited
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seduction, and what the lights did to her lips how the shadows
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blessed her body, slowly, I forgot to be decent again
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          slowly, I unlearned decency.
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an incandescent bulb
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flickered non-rhythmical breaths of
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exhaled broken light - my fingers twitched beneath the desk
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begging to creep along skin with blackened
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finger-nails digging to break her.
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she was dark was singularity: moral relativism's womb,
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opportunity uncertain of its own bloom,  
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she was a beggar open mouthed, was stillness.
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she chewed clock - while her saliva dripped the hours
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softened tips felt along the couch's edge her slender fingers curled and uncurled
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half-expecting something different, so had I, but when  
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uncertainty turned to bordem to anger
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we sat as recently divorced: she
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had come there expecting anything,
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and it was difficult not to give her everything.
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I tilted the chair
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sat uncomfortably and
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distanced myself from myself
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3 Mar 07

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tis beauty
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makes me want to chew clock!!! Excellent line 17
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