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Ditch

“What’s contracted must have been expanded
  What’s weakened must have been strengthened
  What’s destroyed must have been created
  What’s taken must have been given
  This is called subtle illumination
  The soft and yielding overcome the hard and rigid”
    ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 36

Why let intimates be
But this drawer
These impenetrable wisps
Nonhuman
Ah but the reveal brings those
In lines
Even if gawking fawning salivating
Who needs ‘em
What’s to enjoy
About closeness at cost
Of hard aspect
Of turning away
Of bugs that travel
To and fro
Back to front
Tract to tract
Infecting the mood beneath
The tights short shorts miniskirt
Teasing all mercilessly
Why not make it
None
Ditch ‘em
Smooth the long dress
More elegant and fun
Than quart jar of bear’s ears
Eight-hours-steeped could do
Raising blood pressure all over
Rather than just
Where it counts just
For those who enticingly know
What’s not there

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