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  1. Thread: Balmoral

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    Balmoral

    Prince Andrew's at Balmoral
    and quite bankrupt, morally,
    hiding where the law's arm
    must retract and leave him be -
    out there in old Scottish grounds,
    highlands owned by English crown,
    shan't...
  2. Thread: Landline

    by YRKB
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    Landline

    A distant relic of time..
    The now romantic-seeming, domestic landline.
    With your parents' Filofax of contacts to its side,
    in a place of household pride.
    Contacts acquired throughout one's 20th...
  3. Thread: Jayavardhini

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    Jayavardhini

    Bombay, 1973.
    Jayavardhini -
    The heroine's name that you will see
    on every oil painted billboard
    at the road side,
    and every cinema hall
    strung up outside
    a six foot canvas
    30 foot wide -...
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    A Friendship Awry...

    Dearie me, oh dearie me
    how sensitive you are my dear
    and yes, I'd known you formerly
    to be strung a little high, mon chère -
    but now I cannot so much as wink
    lest you should think
    that I...
  5. Thread: Society Women

    by YRKB
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    Society Women

    Through centuries, society women have refined a code
    to drag through mud society men -
    and yet...
    To ensure, still, these infinite scandals are told
    in ways best discerned only by their 'set'.....
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    Earthquake, 13.22PM

    In a high rise apartment building,
    with coveted coastal city views
    and luxury amenities
    occupied by the
    moneyed few...
    A tremor is felt -
    as if the earth's core yawned and stirred -
    and to...
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    People Who Like Pepper

    There are people who like pepper
    and put pepper on their meals,
    people who think it's better
    to eat something they can feel
    that tingles and that spikes up
    on the tongue
    and tonsils too...
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    Do Not Use My Name

    A society man of stature
    and historical pedigree
    fathered an illegitimate son
    and that son of his
    was me.
    He raised me as a 'patron',
    though what we were was known.
    Sponsored my years at...
  9. Thread: anxiety

    by YRKB
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    I particularly like the simplcity of this little...

    I particularly like the simplcity of this little sentence, there's something freeing about it.
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    Man Who Mourns His Hair

    Man who mourns his hair,
    you are allowed to care
    and grieve.
    Vulnerable to,
    this new you
    you didn't want
    or need.
    Thick and full,
    youth framed your face,
    abundant and
  11. Thread: A Country Home

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    A Country Home

    He had built, for her, a country home -
    for she had borne, for him, a son
    and she expected compensation
    for a duty so well done.
    An heir for him,
    a home for her -
    to roam at whim
    fields winds...
  12. Thread: The Visitors

    by YRKB
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    The Visitors

    Someone you've loved -
    and who dearly loved you -
    journey here has come to it's end..
    there are veils of time and space
    to pass through
    to where
    you'll both be united again.
    They come to know...
  13. Thread: Jacquelle

    by YRKB
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    Jacquelle

    She met Matthieu in France,
    who embodied in look
    every French archetype
    in film or in book -
    tousled brown curls,
    a frame athletic and slim,
    a dark mole by his lip
    and sleepy way of speaking. ...
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    The Pearl of the Coast

    There's a city the world's called 'The Pearl of the Coast'
    since the days of parchment and quill
    and those born to it, to good fortune still toast
    it should be their luck - and God's will.
    Its...
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    I'm A Troublemaker

    I'm a troublemaker
    I'm quite unashamed to say
    I trouble and I torment a new target
    every day;
    Oh, I cause some train-wrecks
    with my wicked,
    wicked way
    as a true troublemaker
    tries to do.
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    Who Sent The Cough Around The Kingdom?

    Who sent the cough around the kingdom?
    Who sent the lurgy round the land?
    Who's been about the place carrying on -
    and not washing their hands!
    Who sent the nasty round the nation?
    Who sneezed...
  17. Thread: I Am Guyana

    by YRKB
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    I Am Guyana

    I am Guyana.
    Land of rolling brown waters and low, wide plains
    of pregnant, perspiring forests
    and, perhaps, El Dorado too
    ..but that's for me to know,
    not you.

    I am Guyana.
    Of table...
  18. Thread: National Palace

    by YRKB
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    National Palace

    The Dictator and First Lady have been deposed.

    A 23 year reign cut down in a deftly executed military coup that stormed the National Palace at 3.17pm this afternoon - and now holds them in the...
  19. Thread: 'Cheveux en Soie'

    by YRKB
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    'Cheveux en Soie'

    'Cheveux en Soie' reads the name on the box
    famed symbol of this Black business dynasty;
    Wealthy for wielding a magic on locks
    African in nature - before applied gratuitously -
    is the heavily...
  20. Thread: Uptown Witchcraft

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    Uptown Witchcraft

    In the quarter of the city with the prime real estate
    women pull up in town cars, instruct chauffeurs not to wait -
    the apartment building canopy shields visitors from rain
    a gloved and capped...
  21. Thread: The Third Wife

    by YRKB
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    The Third Wife

    The Third Wife

    He's much older and wiser now...
    so why is it her sense, somehow,
    his proposal was just to placate,
    put her head at rest that his was straight
    and his third attempt would be...
  22. Thread: Paraguay

    by YRKB
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    Paraguay

    In a little town in Paraguay,
    where peach rose dusks rot into the night -
    a white and terracotta ranch sits on the Ypacaraí
    where an old man waits out the end of his life...

    His hair had been...
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    1030 Melrose West: A Homicide.

    1030 Melrose West..
    At lunch, one hostess and familiar guest;
    early March afternoon,
    Suburban sun -
    sat on the patio to the lawn
    he'll walk up and kill them both from.

    A pretty, sprawling...
  24. Thread: Prosperidad

    by YRKB
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    Prosperidad

    Prosperidad, 18th Century Sudamérican town
    Iron-cast balconies, quaintly wound streets - cobblestoned
    Campsis radicans creep up it's buildings, burst, shower down
    In the breeze off outlying...
  25. Thread: Walk-In Wardrobe

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    Walk-In Wardrobe

    The four corner speakers were sounding out their Bossa Nova calm;
    songs of Antônio Jobim, João Gilberto...
    and she was undecided between the Mary Katrantzou or Naeem Khan
    held one hanging dress...
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