Apology

Attica wintriness… It was hard to enter his icy cell. I brought the hemlock in a pocket and gave in secret to Socrates; neither pleasure nor pain, but his wish.

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Hush

Dandelion florets
Release with a wisp of breath
Dance
Without footprints

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LOCAL GIRL

We break our ankles in the tall grass, wilt like cracked melons in the heat. My hands are your thighs. Your caress is anesthetic.

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In the arms of the sultan

A dove cooing, the zephyr barely blows. All shadows smell of rose. An odalisque amid pink paisleys, nothing but the blush of the cheeks through innocent nights…

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Leda and the Swan

God-like swan, soft as silence, deep in a haze… Leda fell asleep on a pond bench; waking up, she saw webbed feet, pure white feathers and wings amid misty dawn.

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