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Random Poem:

Smoke and Mirror Metaphors
Linnac

Tantalizing, seductive,
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sinful and wicked.
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The crimson of wine
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cascades down your throat
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and coats your lips
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with the thin gloss of blood.
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Blood, rich and binding,
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flows through your veins-
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your mortality;
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your weakness.
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Wine and blood.
 11
Blood and wine.
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The same deep colour
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but one is a drug-
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chemically influencing your body.
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The other is transport
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for essential oxygen.
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But obsession colours
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your vision and blood
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and wine
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is worshipped.
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Predatory eyes stalk
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the mouse (that’s us, dear ladies)
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while shoulders roll back
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with a ripple of muscles
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like a waking panther.
 26
The light slides over
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the coat of fine dark hair.
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A gentle purring vibrates
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the very air and the feline
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form pounces with claws
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like curls sinking sensuously
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into the still prey.
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So why does loving your lad
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make us all sound like
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we want to snog cats?
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