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something tender
jenakajoffer

when you first posed for me
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stretched out on a bed of sunshine
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I imagined how i'd touch you
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how i'd brush off your dirt, force you into naked.
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when you began to age i tugged on you
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long as my arm
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and you'd pull away from youth
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with a deep sucking sound.
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how intimate we became-- you
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fishing my dress for the chipped-tooth zipper
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and me, fingering your waistcoat
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till the eel was choking.
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blankets pooled as shyness burst into an audience
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in the branches
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and i
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wondering when you lost
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all your feathers.
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i could feel the sweet sap leaking from the tip
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and ants crawling all over so i siphoned you
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clean into a coma and when you surrendered
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i laid beside you plucking catgut.
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i read your spine as it curled around me
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odd things like,
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"your lips are teensy rainbows"
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and "my favourite flower is your genitalia".
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those were the days when we were
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most salty, when i kept your cockles
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crushed in the musk of my bee-closet.
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the way love ought to be.
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30 Apr 13

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The usual served with verbosity and needless provocation
 — unknown

thank you :)
 — jenakajoffer

everybody knows mustard is yellow.  'leaned' to 'camelled' would be cute
 — DeformedLion

bummer, i had hoped that 'black mustard' would throw the obvious off a little.

camelled eh.  like hump. that's very 'you'.  i don't know if i can pull it off.
 — jenakajoffer

i realized in the writing process that i ended with two poems, so i had to separate them, and this, well, had no conscious intention of going all deep throat...it just sort of happened. :S
 — jenakajoffer

reverted to almost original form.  wasn't feeling it.  maybe never will.  

the next one has more boom in the bucket.
 — jenakajoffer

hi jen. were u laughing your ass off writing this? it's over the top. but I tell ya, some really nice stuff came out of it, I particularly like "crushed in the musk of my bee-closet." I think there's another less deep-throat piece out there pulling the best of this out and reworking it. I also like the bit about spine and the funny musings, a mind high on the endorphins of sex. but with a fresh intimacy here that is not smutty. it's a celebration.
 — NicMichaels

Nic, haha, how good to see you here again :)

of course, all the bill poems are over the top, some more than others, but underneath there is always a little puddle of milk tucked in the corners of my eyelids. :)

laughing is the best part.
thanks for enjoying my cowlick.
 — jenakajoffer

Happy Valentine's Day, piss ant. Xoxo
 — jenakajoffer

good poem methinks
 — unknown

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