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She speaks from the hip -
noun sharp
and raw as Tuesday,
her shoulders telling the floor
what to do
as her shadow drains
out the light
and leaves his mouth dry.
He likes her whiskey lips -
could fall in love
with the gravel of her smile
as she tells him
there is no one else
in the whole wild world
who can own her skin
like he does.

She tries on his verbs,
runs them up her legs
like stockings
gartered by his breath,
and murmurs he is
a perfect fit.
And his voice,
when she grasps it
with her thighs,
curls up
deep inside her
somewhere,
and blooms like
sudden poetry.
For Victoria
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I just shared this with my sweetheart and he said it reminded him of us... Well, I've rarely felt so complimented! Thanks for all the poetry I can now share.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Writer
What a nice thing to say - awesome!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
it really was! something about my legs, i believe. twas a lovely thing to hear.
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dreamlightning Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
there is no one else
in the whole wild world
who can own her skin
like he does.

Oh...*swoons*
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am very glad you like it!
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dreamlightning Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome! :)
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athenaaqua Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
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TheLadyBrimstone Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Hello, this is Bleuxflame but due to problems with my account I've had to make a new one, I'm now TheLadyBrimstone. I didn't want you thinking I was some crazy person, and by the way purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr *smiles*
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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palleor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Beautiful!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am glad you like it.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
:wow: A glimpse of an erotic burlesque; a fantasy to be shared perhaps in the late watches of the night :wow:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I am glad you like it.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Indeed I do!
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MaggiexMalarkey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Ah, I quite like this.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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londonrey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Wow, this is really something beautiful.
I faved after the first line. *_*
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I was not really sure about this one...
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Bleuxflame Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Makes one want to purr, if I may be so bold.



Bleuxflame
"I am the darkness that allows others to see the light."
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
*Smiles* You may...and thanks.
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Daft-Enigma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I appreciate that.
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
'She speaks from the hip-
noun sharp'
Makes me think of 'She speaks poniards, every word stabs'.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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budasha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
My God. . . what a sensuous, breath-taking glimspe. . . well done. . . smiles. . . elle
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am glad you like it.
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sour-sherbert Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is amazing. So well written :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate that very much.
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Questingpoet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit! Are you kidding me?! If you don't get this published its a crime! Damn Brendan, what have you been feeding your muse... spinach?

Where to even start?? Sensual in an understated way that is much sexier than the more overt direction many take. You use simple words that make it easy to follow. The poetry/word references throughout are wonderful and appropriate if you know writing. This is a writers poem for certain.

I can't even quote a line, it's all great. Well done is weak praise but it was...keep them coming B!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow! Thanks for those kind words. I really appreciate them!
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Questingpoet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
One of the very best I've read here on dA. You are welcome.
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Qp is going to love this as much as I do I think... :D
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate that very much.
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Xtala Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Perfect inspiration - Fire is in the word and word is born in fire.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Such a beautiful expression!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Always a pleasure!
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spriggan-62 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Very expressive imagery and metaphor...well done...
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
:iconbigheartplz:
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
all my comments on your work say the same thing.

so, insert erica's typical dear-lord-I'm-shaken response here.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Writer
That is very nice of you. Thanks very much.
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apple-child Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Writer
I really enjoy this; it's a very unique concept.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
:iconbigheartplz:
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
She's a very lucky muse 1_~
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am the lucky one...
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
perhaps you're both lucjy for finding each other, having a love like you guys do. I must say I'm a bit envious, lol
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UltimateOutlaw Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
There's something so breath-stealing about your pieces. I think if I read too many in a row, I would be definitely hyperventilate.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Writer
*Smiles* That is an incredible compliment. Thanks. I try to be subtle...it is more effective.
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vividrose Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Writer
Beautiful! you have such a way with words
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