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She had long black hair
that framed her face like
a lioness in heat.
Her olive skin, and tall
thin body were a temple
of worship for a simple
black dress.
Like a cat, she teased
with nonchallance.
A sweep of her hand
through long dark tresses,
eyes lowered, she
provacatively sparkled
over a steel bucket of oysters.

Like a dance he
matched her moves.
She looked away.
So did he.
She lowered her eyes.
So did he.
The music played
"thumpa thump - thump"
As if an after thought
he did a Samba
before her.
She shook back her hair.
He did a full lipped pout
over a steel bucket of oysters.

Somewhere benieth an
Asheville, Carolia moon
wails of cat-like ecstacy
cry out in the night.





------
Annie O'Dell


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The following comments are for "Steel Bucket Of Oysters"
by sunlitwindows

Welcome to Lit!!
I really like this Annie. Welcome here to Lit. Make yourself be known.......LOL.

This is very a very interesting peace, nicely written and flowing to me...like I imagine her long dark tresses to be,,,,

Thank you for posting this to share!!

Darlene

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: September 21, 2004 )

Great job sunlitwindow
Real nice job. Good write.

( Posted by: DieBaronHobskewward [Member] On: September 23, 2004 )

wonderful
I'm still new to this site and have to smile when I discover little treasures like this one. I love the punchline and I'm left wondering about the inspiration.

( Posted by: Magnitus [Member] On: October 15, 2004 )





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