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Your dress is a ball gown,
an upside-down rose petal;
those inverted flowers
make half of my garden:
I'll make you a bouquet
of dark red, and lavender;
a dress for warm evenings,
our hot nights.

Eyes like watered wine,
refined, and intoxicating;
decanted, measured,
inviting and poisonous:
You've corrupted me, dear,
but slowly, carefully;
hazel depths, inviting,
deep amber alcohol.

A thousand grains of sand,
gritty and gravelly, imperfect;
nothing feels farther from
your skin touching mine:
Velvet and silk and corduroy,
these things of delicacy;
every inch of you, satin smooth,
elegant suede and swan feathers.

Lazy days, shaded porches,
iced tea and lemonade;
respite that comes from your lips,
conversations and intimations:
Down below your surface,
your flowers, toxins, and chiffon;
whispers of another life,
lived apart from me.
"Time is up
And let's not do this again
I am losing more than love, my friend
Off the broken path,
I think, I think I need a new technique
I'm gonna try to do the best I can..."

---Everything, Ron Reeser and Dan Saenz ft. Myah
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TheInkheart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I couldn't agree more with the comment above! :love: A definite favorite! I love the tranquility and seductive wording you use, like liquid alcohol! :)
It makes the poem ever so intoxicating to read and is superb! :D
tirasunil Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
Well thank you! :)
TheInkheart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :hug:
tirasunil Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
Concora Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
This is beautiful. Every piece of imagery you've employed is wonderfully striking, and that first stanza is just divine. :love:
tirasunil Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :)
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