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She loved the scent
of ink and smoke -
and the way strangers
caressed her name
like the verdant rushes
rolling off the river bank,
or a low slung
black dress
sprawled dangerously
across the floor.

Mornings found her
curled up
where the light
shivered blue
and the cat's tale
lingered like a secret,
waking her from dreams
brighter than early frost.

But it was night
that bought and sold her,
made her heart a trinket,
dressing her in silk
as new as nuptials -
that flagrant shade of flush
and the rough and tumble
of her hips
serenading the world
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Amoru Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I feel like I say this every time I comment on one of your poems but it is always true. The way you string words together is beautiful. Your imagery is so strong and beautiful. It creates a vivid scene and an intimate view of this character's life. Beautiful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate your comment and support!
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Amoru Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome. :)
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MrWootton Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Very nice.

One question - cat's tale, or cat's tail?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Both!
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HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
liked the poem dude.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
you're welcome dude.
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rubab-ruby Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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rubab-ruby Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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queenofrelax Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
"the rough and tumble
of her hips
serenading the world"

striking and flawless.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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queenofrelax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
:heart:
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GirlUndefined Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Writer
Beautifully written - love it! :D
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it!
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Molybdenum-Blues Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ohh, this poem is unspeakably beautiful. It's perfect.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Yunakani Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful imagery and connotations :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Yunakani Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ youre welcome x
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rioza Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, very well done! :clap: Love the imagery. :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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rioza Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
My pleasure! (:
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Gossamerwings36 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
like very much
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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midnightlunaeclipse1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Artist
H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS REALLY GOOD!!!!!!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Okay, I'm just curious, and I would be honored if you replied.
What inspires you to write like this? HOW do you write like this? Is there any advice you can give to a fellow writer?
Thank you for reading.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
It just happens, I guess. It strikes at weird times, although I really think if you sit and make yourself write every day, it becomes much easier. Just write what you feel and don't try to imitate anyone.
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks. That really does help...I appreciate this so much!
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wolfsvsdogs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
omg this is reealy amaizing O.O
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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wolfsvsdogs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
you weleckome (:
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
A lovely piece. Wonderful job.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You're welcome. :aww:
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twilight-ritual Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Beautiful! I read this 3 times in a row, I enjoyed it so much. Made my day :) Excellent work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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icedoll101 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
Just beautiful! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate that!
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Cookiemonster1565 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
amazing
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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Cookiemonster1565 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
no problem! :)
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work ! :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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KaysThoughts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
wonderful :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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