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Hidden Hand Inurned

Snake oily palms got a-plenty under the table plans Synthetic sly reptilian smile bewitching many Picking pockets with a hidden hand Real filthy lucre fingernails have the zircon gluttonous glow that enticingly Endora sells Dirty laundered money boa clutches that unclean epidermal soul Those cobra soundbytes ain’t adder funny, them sticky finger touches love taking venom spit control Dealing so anaconda treacherous from the bottom of the deck Pale poker face don’t wink reveal the poison ivy tell Diamondback enamel scales cover thorny digits — Five fingers of sleight close the eclipse-colored veil Oz-vader gator vice grip unevenly tilt the bottom line balance Stolen zeroes get a counterfeit eulogy farewell Sympathetic shakes of hollow sincerity accompany the revenue loss burial Tainted double-cross lots of empty purse plots Fervent loan believers only learn when they forfeiture fit get iron glove squeezed By the mint hidden hand inurned Phantom phalanges scratch pilfering churn ... fungi finger worms make the dirty green soil toxic turn Emitting a dollar scent viper vapor burned

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Date: 3/8/2020 3:46:00 PM
Damn... Will hand cream help?
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Date: 3/6/2020 11:12:00 PM
You have such a striking turn of phrase - it's important not to be fooled by the gilded tongue, it hides the venom until it's too late-
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