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Monday, March 8, 2010

S.P. Poem #42: The girl in the picture


The girl in the picture,

The flowers on the table,

The bookcase by the fireplace

That hides a secret door,


The butler who knows something

But from loyalty keeps quiet,

The washed-up P.I. smoking

By the body on the floor,


The woman with a secret,

Whose eyes betray a secret,

The shadows on the street

Masking what she’s looking for,


And knowing it will happen,

And unsure how it will happen,

Conversant in the language,

At a loss for what’s in store.

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