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"BLACK CAT"
SILENCE prowls on soft paws with sharp claws Cutting up the Middle Road Dark shadow moves SILIENCE In absentia Empty Absynthe Puncture wounds Cold wind blows Over tracks Skids softly like warm gants de Suède on Poets’ Row Rat goes Rat goes Red scream scarlet ribbons LIFE flows Le Mort blushes colour a trite persuade different streets different gutters Torn canvas sheets contained between prison bar margins Drafts on the floor crumpled Blue fountain Heart bursting Love and Hate Grows Save Our Souls Save Our Souls Sins Sisters of Mercy and Salvation Army Sargents' Tambourines Communion Nibs lying next to Garbage Bin Finally Ash Felt Rain on her Bitumen face Black Minx Fur Pelt Unfurls lazy stretch Glass eyed Minx Back Alley Dreaming Bad Luck Bad Luck Rolling loaded dice blood boiling steaming Brush strokes Like glyph a glitch Like glyph a glitch Familiar mirror Walks through Witch Yesterday Screams Like glyph a glitch Repeat curse Repeat curse Black Cat purring Never lose Hold tight Pearls in Purse 7 Devils Dreaming Sleepwalking Graffiti Warning Black Cat Witch Glebe Last Stop Station Rehearse a Hearse LIFE Glyph a glitch Reverse (Lovejoy-Burton/May 2018)
1. Hanged Man https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/hanged-man/ 2. Death https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/death/ 3. Temperence https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/temperance/ 4a. Glyph noun a pictograph or hieroglyph. a sculptured figure or relief carving. Architecture. an ornamental channel or groove 4b. Glyph https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-glyph-2086584 5. "Black Cat"/Ladytron (Translation) http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858716200/ 6. Silience http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/49792543182/silience 7. Seven Devils - Is a Solitaire card game. - Seven Deadly Sins - The Seven Devils of Mary Magdeline - Florence and the Machine, Seven Devils 8. La Morte, Le Mort, La Mort Le mort = dead man = un mort, a dead man La morte (with the e on the end) = dead woman, une morte = a dead woman La mort (no 'e' on the end) - death; as in the concept of death

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Date: 10/11/2018 8:06:00 PM
My mate brought a feral black cat back from the Kruger National Park 6 months in grew massive and was wild brought in all kinds of unwanted dead gifts . Unfortunately his curiosity got the better of him he got run over . Can't remember is a Black cat lucky or unlucky
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Date: 6/16/2018 8:53:00 AM
So much to ponder here. I will need to read several time to allow it to soak into my mind. Bravo!
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/25/2018 10:38:00 PM
Thank you Richard.
Date: 6/11/2018 11:43:00 AM
Your inner Cat is on the prowl...nicely rendered Leanne...love & light my friend...^WW^
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/12/2018 5:10:00 PM
Danke schoen WW.
Date: 6/10/2018 2:31:00 PM
Hello Leanna, I happen to think that the black cat gets a bad rap. I do not think tha the black cat is bad luck. I like them and one day when i choose a cat and she is friendly, she will be mine. Have a nice day my friend.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/10/2018 7:11:00 PM
That's a beautiful way of looking at it Darlene. Black cats all around us, some would say they're bad luck, I think they're a good omen. Cats unlike dogs do the choosing. If your cat comes to you, she will stay, but they're always free to come and go. Back in the beginning there was Eartha, now Aretha (Georgia's familiar) who likes to scratch her to bits, now that cat definitely chooses. x
Date: 6/5/2018 7:22:00 PM
Very interesting; masterfully done. I had a black cat, Shadow (old age took him); whenever I would do prayer meditation out load, he was gone. Wanted no part of it. Hilarious:) But he was very good and affectionate with me. Really we were best of buddies, inseparable otherwise. Intrigued very much, and waiting for next installment.
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Date: 6/5/2018 9:17:00 PM
Love Black Cats. Had a cat called Eartha once, beautiful creature, when the baby arrived she left. Admittedly she was beginning to have seizures (old age), but there was a distancing, as if she was out of favour and of no consequence. Never found her, we think she may have found a quiet place and passed into wherever cat heaven is. Animals don't worry about prayer and preaching, if they are treated with love and respect, your familiars will stay with you until they're called to wherever. Must sojourn and read your short stories Joe. On sabbatical at present, will return with a story at some stage.Your pal sounds like he was given the royal treatment and so they should be. :)
Date: 6/3/2018 4:22:00 PM
Wow. That was great. This poem must be read out loud. It seems to resonate more.
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Date: 6/3/2018 4:36:00 PM
Danke schön mein herr. I usually read it, when I do read it, with the music running in the background. Just read it without, it seems to have more tooth and nail in the mind, without and something of the syringe and trackmarks with...it's an interesting storyline this one. If it were to be read out, I'd find someone with a Belarusian accent...not Danube German. The story continues to develop.
Date: 6/3/2018 6:38:00 AM
Please tell us more of this cat and witch combo Leanne. What a truly different style you have that captivates the imagination from the opening line.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 6/3/2018 7:48:00 AM
Thank you James ...stay tuned.
Date: 5/31/2018 5:21:00 PM
"When the truth gets buried deep Beneath the thousand years asleep Time demands a turnaround And once again the truth is found". G. Harrison
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Date: 5/31/2018 5:17:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SgWpiQ8tjE
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Date: 5/31/2018 10:56:00 PM
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hurdy%20gurdy%20man
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Date: 5/31/2018 5:19:00 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurdy_Gurdy_Man
Date: 5/31/2018 5:15:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eih9xRUNKDU
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Date: 5/31/2018 5:13:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBm5DD6DAWo
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Date: 5/31/2018 5:09:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGYwf7e_cr8
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/31/2018 5:09:00 PM
lol
Date: 5/31/2018 5:05:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2es2oxUmWU
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Date: 5/31/2018 2:19:00 PM
So Purr-fectly written Leanne, cats have 9 lives for sure, but this black alley cat, with the help from you, has ten...Lovely...Charlie xx
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/31/2018 5:25:00 PM
Merci mon ami. :)
Date: 5/28/2018 9:43:00 PM
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/subterranean-sydney-eerie-underground-world-right-beneath-the-cbd/news-story/de0147c78c833003c918aba0413fcfa8
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/28/2018 10:15:00 PM
https://sewerfresh.com/approach-to-draining
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Date: 5/28/2018 10:04:00 PM
https://social.shorthand.com/honi_soit/32OvqLamxe/the-tunnel-club
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/28/2018 9:45:00 PM
reconnaissance. must take camera.
Date: 5/28/2018 7:47:00 AM
I have 11 adult rabbits and a couple of babies.. but the babies are given to new homes..
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/28/2018 9:43:00 PM
cool....Fatal Attraction would have a field day with your rabbits. x
Date: 5/27/2018 5:43:00 PM
http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/what_happens_process/first_steps/viewing_deceased.aspx
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Date: 5/27/2018 5:53:00 PM
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mortuary-station
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 5:49:00 PM
might have to get out and about for a while and do some footwork. ah the plot thickens.
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Date: 5/27/2018 5:47:00 PM
https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2017/06/06/sydneys-abandoned-mortuary-station-once-transported-dead
Date: 5/27/2018 4:20:00 PM
" Such a deep, profound, and mysterious free verse, Leanne.. I was completely absorbed and hypnotized by this Amazing work of art!! Blessings to you!!"
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 4:24:00 PM
Ecstatic you were entertained by this story Robertina. I might expand it and the characters. Thank you.
Date: 5/27/2018 4:03:00 PM
gentle is the hummingbird that savors sweet honey while on the wing without a knife or fork
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 5:27:00 PM
hummingbirds ... I might have to write a story about The Hummingbird. The Hummingbird and the Honeycomb. Or quite possibly incorporating another character....that crows in the "Morning" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comb_(anatomy).
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 4:28:00 PM
ah, you're always putting your feet in the butter Morning.
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Date: 5/27/2018 4:07:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbFi85piaEg
Date: 5/27/2018 11:53:00 AM
Ah the poet returns presenting a word salad on the table of the mind without dressing or the proper fork...my compliments to the chef, an offering to those with an acquired taste...trying to decide if they like the ingredients with their own word salad as they lay their fork on the table and wipe their mouth with an old napkin of false smiles and recognition...Welcome back my friend
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 3:50:00 PM
Monsieur Bard, why does one need a knife and fork at all? The gentile way is to savour each word with thine eyes and find the real smile within, for it is lurking there somewhere and will announce itself in time, once all the pieces connect. Thank you.
Date: 5/27/2018 10:31:00 AM
Meaow.... Was never a fan of the black cat.. I do like cats though, even though one keeps destroying my garden! Nice to see you back lady...
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 3:47:00 PM
Ah, a voice, err print from the not too distant past. You'll have to write a poem about all your bunnies...thank you Mister. How many bunnies do you have?
Date: 5/27/2018 8:53:00 AM
http://www.pawculture.com/pet-wellness/pet-science/do-cats-really-have-nine-lives/
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Date: 5/27/2018 8:45:00 AM
Cool as a black cat...rhythm and flow...a little mystery... All the best Leanne...Good to see you...
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/27/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Arturo. I had a little R & R ...research and rev-up. Then I discovered I was having withdrawal symptoms, the Consomme was calling. Black Cats have 9 lives.
Date: 5/26/2018 10:03:00 PM
Wow what a spectacular presentation. I know it's not your first this way but Wow anyway! A most pleasant read that rushes through like a most delectable rant for all the right reasons. Awesome, Leanne.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/26/2018 10:17:00 PM
Line, thank you, that's very kind of you. I've taken a little bit of a sabbatical, I've got some stories formulating in my brain, new stories different muses. Might just pace it though for a while ... that Middle of the Road is an interesting place to be - it's the traffic you have to watch out for. :)