Strangers breathing another line

moistened senses swoon left

of centre, another beautiful deity

picked and plucked, the lint

from bellybutton trails to dine.

feasting on saturated savoury tarts, yet

scented saffron dies in lent

cast adrift, torn, a lurid net.

Christian monogamists wrestle the Nile

flooded.  sinners and breeders find

auspicious encounters satisfying Yin

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Aerial acrobatics, a comet

starring straight ahead, eye’s ten

fold, an unblinking cinema

landscape.  Emu

barely concealed, like an exposed mount

of butterfly antennae, immune

to conversation, mute

now the deaf cease.  ammo

extinguished wholeheartedly, nice

smiles radiate like sonar, tame

received in kind, a mate

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