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In Front of the Avalon

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In Front of the Avalon

Missing that
Sultry muff
Of stained coffee
and stale cigarettes. 

We thought we were
French, and perhaps as
Close to rebelliousness
as the Midwest would Allow. 

My eye make-up made
me Alive and a woman 
Stronger than you

And could ever be. 

With those candles
And cement blocks
you penetrated me

And I was alive.

Copyright © Ian D. Campbell

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