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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 8 Comments
Date Added: September 21, 2012 14:09:05 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Snow Tiger

She hovered in our peripheral vision

at the edge of a blade scraped across the mirror.

Bewitching us, Come with me, she whispered,

we’ll discover one another.

Conquer the drudgery of the day.

Her signature scent filled our warm nostrils

with its diabolical fragrance of duplicity.

Hypnotized by cognac and crystal castanets,

we stumbled over the remnants of willpower: 

like lambs, we went meekly to the abattoir

when she crooked her staff,

pulled on the long, ether-washed nights

around our silhouettes.

Our lips wet with almond liqueur, moved -

moved, then fell silent, hushed by censure

because leopards cannot change their spots.

But when you were drawn through the black needle

of no return, I stopped powdering my nose,

eschewed the golden cage, rejoined the jungle.

and admitted to being a tiger.

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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on November 1, 2013 03:17:49 PM Report
In the end, we all have to be what we are. It takes a lot of energy to pretend to be something else for the sake of others...Absolutely brilliant poetry, Jolen....len
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on September 9, 2013 07:10:09 AM Report
Born to be a great poetess. :o)

I remember your humble beginnings...and the efforts put into growth...they have paid off multi-fold.


Pamela (Little Fox, Wide Awake)

Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 6, 2013 02:56:02 AM Report

It is easy to become completly mesmirized by your proficient use of language in this wonderful piece.

Your talent ever shines!


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on September 22, 2012 10:32:57 PM Report
Fantastic imagery and hypnotic language.  Wonderful poetry!  --David
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 22, 2012 04:48:32 PM Report
To thine own self be true...You tiger, you!!....len
Comment By: PremiumKymberly Donn on September 22, 2012 11:28:08 AM Report
I had to read this twice and then it was like you hit me in the back of the head with the duh stick! Your  ability to make the ordinary extraordinary never ceases to amaze me.

Hugs~ Cinders

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on September 22, 2012 11:11:24 AM Report
You have the ability to take the reader on a trip with you Jolen, I was immersed in this.  Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: FreeAdri on September 21, 2012 02:50:22 PM Report
Wow, your talent know no bounds...  This is fantastic. I drank every line. 


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