Apr. 5th, 2011

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AUGH TIME WHERE DID YOU GOOO.

I'm not quite sure about this one, but I like a few lines of it, at least. (Many thanks for the encouragement, as well.)

The Handmaiden

Watch, learn
look at the smile staining her lips
the dark scarlet of rich red wine
soaking into priceless royal damask;
look at the motion of her hand
waving pale and graceful, like
a silk flag of surrender
improvised from petticoats, and
hiding betrayal-coated daggers;
listen to her laugh, like breaking plates
set to violins and flutes, since as always
disaster is immortalized in art;
look at the glass she raises to a toast
and remember that she truly earned
her disrespect for honor, promise her
your silence for the bruises purpling
across her back.

You owe her everything, and at
the very least, a drop of poison if she asks.
Someday she will.

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