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The Dilettante Diaries: "Finding Lost Keys on the Steppes of White Ivory"
 

 
Where do you place your hands
When the sands of time 
Slip through the 4th
and like reading braille
you silently derail 
to touch burning
black keys
on white ivory
you go about 
removing cold hands 
from the warm pockets 
of trapped complacency
looking for 
double sixes
roll the dice
tumble the love cup 
upside down
soft-sucked
sugar cube
black tea leaves
soak up your
bespoke wet dream
slam danced 
you're romanced
up against graffiti
walls, you
take a chance on 
shadow dancing 
with another hand
tired of shuffling decks
cutting cards with  
Half-hitched knots
and sinking boats 
that pass for 
tiger sharks
playing for 
white ivory
on the cool
Siberian Steppes of 
silent aching skin 
shimmering
secrets sans
translucency
and buzzing bees 
burning 
stings
the wanting 
humming silently
secrets and
all those
lost black burning keys
within … 


(Lovejoy-Burton/October 2018)
 



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Date: 10/13/2018 4:11:00 PM
“Petruchio: Come, come, you wasp; i' faith, you are too angry. Katherine: If I be waspish, best beware my sting. Petruchio: My remedy is then, to pluck it out. Katherine: Ay, if the fool could find where it lies. Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? In his tail. Katherine: In his tongue. Petruchio: Whose tongue? Katherine: Yours, if you talk of tails: and so farewell. Petruchio: What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman.” William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 10/14/2018 6:56:00 AM
what can I say?...
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Date: 10/13/2018 4:12:00 PM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/deus_ex_machina_1056059
Date: 10/13/2018 4:10:00 PM
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a Woman" Simone de Beauvoir..."I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick arse" Maya Angelou....
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Date: 10/13/2018 12:51:00 PM
brave...maybe...but one that does not fear strength in women rather enjoys it
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Date: 10/12/2018 8:40:00 PM
"If music be the food of love, play on."
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Date: 10/12/2018 5:27:00 PM
If love finds you worthy it will find you...Kahlil Gibran
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Date: 10/12/2018 7:54:00 PM
"It would take a very brave man indeed..." no pikers. Quote: Lovejoy-Burton