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She would break his heart
in ways he knew
he could grow to love -

how she spoke his name
like smoke,
drawing it out
in cool blue syllables
between her teeth,
her mouth talking that sweet trash
he coveted like new coin.

the red spike heels
he could feel crack his spine
and the slit of her eyes
stripping his muscles and tendons
down to tender shoots
crushed against her chest -
her bones on his,

the sound of being played.
My thanks to :iconmdreamer: for the picture. Please check out the full shot: [link]
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
it is superb, and the last line is the cherry on top.

p.s. those heels are freakin' gorgeous!
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Such delicious suffering ;)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Writer
*Chuckles* Thanks.
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:iconc0nfessi0ns:
C0nfessi0ns Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
featured [link] :aww:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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:iconplumnutz:
PlumNutz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Peter Kater - Water Ballet

Good song for this.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. i appreciate it.
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:iconplumnutz:
PlumNutz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist
You're quite welcome.
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:iconhourglassoflosttime:
HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Subtle & yet ravishing 1_~
I favor the second stanza
Very well done.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. It is an experience we have all had (or are going to at some point!)
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:iconhourglassoflosttime:
HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
indeed
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:iconcowgirlupbud:
cowgirlupbud Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Photographer
Women in control is kick ass frickin sweet. i love it
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Writer
*Chuckles* Turn about is fair play....
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:iconlicoricefactory:
licoricefactory Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
beautiful. i LOVED it. first stanza was very striking.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. Bad love is a great theme...
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:iconopheliawhispers:
OpheliaWhispers Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist
Very nice use of imagery, as always :D
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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:iconbellanellamorte:
BellaNellaMorte Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
poor muse.. great piece tho..
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. i appreciate it very much.
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:iconbellanellamorte:
BellaNellaMorte Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
you are welcomed
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:iconthe-carved-knot:
The-Carved-Knot Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Another wonderful piece. It plays out like the sound of jazz music. The photograph was a great choice as the shoe gives the look of a saxiphone. I of course applaude the woman's role as seductress.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! A saxophone sums it up perfectly!
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:iconjdinteractive:
jdinteractive Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Nicely written and I can relate for sure. Been at the receiving end. Sigh.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
We all have. i have been on the other end as well...
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0Demonic-Angel0 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, nice one. It reminds me of someone, as I'm sure it does for everyone who has read it. Excellent!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh, it reminds me of several people...including myself a number of years ago.
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ashleyblooms Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Absolutely lovely. My favorite:

"how she spoke his name
like smoke,
drawing it out
in cool blue syllables
between her teeth,"
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow! Glad to hear it! Thanks!
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:iconashleyblooms:
ashleyblooms Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Any time :]
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:iconsonandheir:
sonandheir Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
BDSM?
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Writer
*Chuckles* metaphorically, yes....
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this is hot. i love it =] 'ladies is pimps too, go brush your shoulders off' hahah sorry =]
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Hah! Agreed! Thanks!
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:iconeligodesign:
EligoDesign Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
"I think everyone has experienced at least one side of this..."

mhmmm, yes....i was on the top...;P
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
*Laughs* I have been on top...and the bottom...and to the side as well!
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:iconeligodesign:
EligoDesign Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconpoisonedkitty:
Poisonedkitty Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Locked away safely in my favourites.
You've got to love that bad love concept...
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
*Smiles* I know it might be cliche, but damn...it is fun to write about! Thanks.
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maeoverwest Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Spicey -- I like the way you made the woman the player...and the man an eager victim. Delicious. You've captured the push-pull of that obsessive relationship. Love the cool blue syllables.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! Both sexes can be victims...
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Love it! :clap:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
I am very glad! many thanks!
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:iconaro-chan:
Aro-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I loved the start :clap: There's something of irony and satire in the way you write that is really captivating.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks! Yeah, my tongue is in my cheek in a number of my poems....
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sam Spade!!! .....I see Bogart
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Writer
*Laughs* I had not thought of that, but yeah...definitely!!
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconclairabel:
Clairabel Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
This is a wonderfully visual piece, I love it.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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:iconclairabel:
Clairabel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
You're most welcome :)
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