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Postexilic



Your aftershaved arrogance
sent me into perfumed spring
thinking I wasn't perfect:
Too plain for passion.
Perhaps...
Flame red hair-glossy fire engine red-
Not Irish beauty red...No...
Parrot feather bright! Yes. That
might win your male approval...
Perhaps...
Long false nails might point to smiles...
Kohl covered eyes seeking your approval;
might wind you round my waist.
Perhaps...
Then I saw the hyacinth;
Blood born from Apollo's killing thrust
and, deep in dying, I blossomed.
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