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Parasite

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The widow, dressed in glossy black,	
glides from the shadows at the back.	
A veil lies slack across her face	
to mask the grief her features lack.	

Possessed of an insectile grace,	
she sidles to the open case	
and like the reptile smile she bares,	
this too, serves to defile the place.	

Since jealousy insures she cares
less for his death than for her shares,
obsession next finds her engrossed
in leaving with the gold he wears.

A parasite, she'll man her post
and feed from this depleted host 
'til she believes she's bled the most
she can from his departed ghost.
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Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/14/2018 4:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Dark, but I love it. Could see it playing out. A fave!
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Lycia Harding
Date: 6/14/2018 8:44:00 AM
Thank you, Susan! xoxo
Date: 6/7/2018 10:30:00 AM
Brrr... a chilling write. Exquisitely done, Lycia. Congrats on your well deserved gold medal win with this beauty. A FAVE for me.
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Lycia Harding
Date: 6/8/2018 5:34:00 AM
Thank you, my Dear! xoxo
Date: 9/12/2015 6:23:00 PM
Lycia, lusciously dark. Great write.
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/14/2015 10:22:00 PM
Thank you, James!
Date: 9/9/2015 6:09:00 PM
such a descriptive write Lyci congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 9:55:00 PM
Thank you, Jan! xoxo
Date: 9/9/2015 11:07:00 AM
Congratulations Lycia
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 1:26:00 PM
Thank you, Michael, back at ya!
Date: 9/9/2015 9:28:00 AM
Awesome to see you on Bev's winning list. SKAT
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 1:26:00 PM
Awesome, ryyte? Thank you, SKAT!
Date: 9/9/2015 7:04:00 AM
The other side of a woman is wonderfully expressed, Lycia! Congrats for your win! Balveen
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 1:25:00 PM
Thank you, Balveen! Yes, unfortunately too many have such insects invading their homes...
Date: 9/9/2015 1:45:00 AM
Very wonderful write Lycia n a superb win! Big congrats!
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 2:27:00 AM
Thank you, Dr Sharma!
Date: 9/9/2015 12:01:00 AM
... To mask the grief her features lack ... Epic line Lycia !!! Congratulations on you 1st place win ... Loved reading this piece . Thanks for entering this beautiful write in my contest .... Bev
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Lycia Harding
Date: 9/9/2015 2:24:00 AM
Thank you, Bev. Fun, interesting and challenging contest. More, please! xoxo
Date: 8/23/2015 2:06:00 AM
This is really good! I love the line, "A veil lies slack across her face to mask the grief her features lack." Haha, what a perfect way to describe a cold-hearted gold digger...sadly, my family tree is infested by at least one such parasite. Good luck in the contest, this seems like a winner to me. *7*
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/23/2015 7:28:00 PM
Thank you, Graham. Steer clear of such man eaters! xoxo
Date: 8/20/2015 12:18:00 AM
lady predators are far worse than men....that's the truth, don't try to pretend....because we are not smarter by any means....when it comes to feminine Beauty, im the biggest fiend....;)
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/21/2015 7:32:00 PM
They warm you with honey/../to get to your hive/../then swarm on your money/../and eat you alive!
Date: 8/18/2015 6:20:00 AM
I love this. very good write :-)
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/18/2015 8:53:00 AM
Thank you, Jemilla! xoxo