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Life, as a pseudonym,
Drags its shadow's shadow, which snarls
Itself around traffic cones and
Streetlamps, tearing at its skin
With deliberate intimacy
To alarm light witnessed
Only through strained peripheral vision.

A lace-stitched veil
Slips through sidewalk cracks,
Unisolated windows,
Cataract smooth eyes.

The flesh of the matter invades
Such as the Red Death
In living color--Vibrant
Cadavers speak the language of Love:

It slides over possessive nouns, sticky
As salivation,
Push and rattle and harbor themselves against
Warm, wet cavities eroded
In the backside of actualities 
Sweet Tooth.
Authentic miasma, honest illness.

Any footprints discarded in covers of dust
In which Fear has been recognized
Yield into thoughts by persuasion 
Of waves.

Copyright © Jenna-Nichole Conrad

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win. Lee

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Jenna. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 2:02:00 AM
    Jenna belated congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Such a well-deserved winning poem, and each line a image of age stalking at the!

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:10:00 AM
    Oh man, thanks you guys! It really means a whole bunch ^.^ I didn't expect to win at all. Oh man.

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 7:32:00 AM
    An excellent combination of words to bring images to life. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 3:52:00 AM
    A magnificent write! Congratulations on your win, Jenna . Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 1:16:00 AM
    I agree with what Nance said......the poem is a marvellous word experience....congrats and well done indeed.....Syd

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 8:55:00 PM
    OUTSTANDING!! sticky as salivation, discarded footprints covering over the fear..... waves aren't so sticky, they're pretty wet, tho. Thank you SO MUCH, Jenna for supporting my contest and if you'd like me to mail you an Occupy Gainesville t-shirt, please soup mail me a physical mailing address. Thanks and namaste~ N