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Like horseflesh, a filly 
stabled by billboards 
flares thin nostrils. Her mane deceives, 
looks untamed, a lie 

for she has been subjected 
to six hours of grooming, polished 
and primped, false-lashed,
pimped into six inch stilettos 
to model a shell-pink 

                             lace thong. 

Oh, delicate hook of youth 
posturing as a whore. And all the 
while a predator salivates, imagines 
this nubile girl gyrating for him 
alone, adoring, servile.

She is just fifteen, keeps 
a bear on her bed, makes pompoms, 
collects green sea glass, eats
Cocoa Puffs and devours 

                              teen Magazines.

Last week a stranger called her 
Mona Lisa. Eyes wide, she replied, 
But my name is Mara. 
He licked his lips, promised to take her 
to Paris, teach her all she should know, 
mentioned ambrosia, spanning stars, 
but his grin, his awful, wet grin, 

                               blazed a branding.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:34:00 AM
    Cyndi, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:27:00 PM
    this is superb poetry. But I still like the free verse style format. haha

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Hi Cyndi, it is a great piece, tho it makes one sad. Amazing word play.Thnx for sharing!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:55:00 PM
    Beautifully truthful even in it's sadness.