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Anise


Anise

Dark and deep
without a hint of light
black
like night without stars

Smooth and firm
with just a little give
textured
like well oiled flesh

Sweet and strong
with no subtlety
burning
like swallowing the sun

Confection and drink
with that shocking taste
temptation
like a lingering kiss goodnight

July 6, 2002
Tressa Lee Breen