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Matchstick and men

Smoke me out and cancer
I remember when I was your stick thin, pretty grin, dimple in the chin
--nice dancer

And your navel, the bucket of my quench,
catches the spins of your call and my answer
And when your hand grabs elbows
and I laugh and spin at the ribboning of my temples
I know this is the stop
You see, I boom for you and you just pop
So I snap back turn and swing
You're the pendulum of my happening
You're my lay down, stay down call and no answer
So I ricochet, piqué, split and go faster
but I find you, the keeper of my feet
The loud raping the meek
Sudden master

Do you remember me?
Stick thin. Life's grim. What's a dancer?

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  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:11:00 PM
    Excellent poetry beyond the norm. I love it!! Michael

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:24:00 AM
    you are redefining the art of poetry Assante, enjoyed your verse vie