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Those thousand ships
you launched
still haunt this pier
where old men sip beer
from plastic cups,
wishing their pants
remembered yesteryear,
and I just watch the gulls
crash into the pilings.

You were no mermaid,
no Circe of my seven seas.
You just loved
the art of drowning -
watching strong men
go down for you,
your charms
a tempest in my bed.

Steal me, then -
this stench of bait
and phosporus that stiffens waves
and makes me
walk on water.
For your face
has become a vanishing act
and I need to remember
what keeps breathing
in these nets of yours.
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Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh this is great,, I love the third stanza, its really short and great piece :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks! That is very nice of you.
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Hildetann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Writer
the introduction is especially beautiful. Great job. ))
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athenaaqua Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it!
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mydeadflowers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful, as always.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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palleor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Wow! I love this one! Your writing is so vivid! I can see it all as I read!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. Happy New Year to you!
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londonrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I really like the last stanza. (:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate that.
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