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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Old Lady

The Old Lady

three times married,
twice divorced,
battles fought for her hand;
her youth now gone, but
her frontiers still restless,
her eyes still open
upwards to the stars,

the old lady bleeds
in dirtied waters,
shimmering with all
she has been;

she fills her skirts
with restless lovers,
suckles the faithful
in her domed breasts,
and lures them on
until their youth is gone,
bleeding, too.

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