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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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guyver94 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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guyver94 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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