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Ember Rose


Ember Rose

The dark fire
like burning chocolate
is always in her eyes

Her body is the color of toasted orange warmth

Forever hot
her midnight cherry hair flickers
around broad naked shoulders

She flowers in the night
arching her spinal stem toward the moon

Word crackle out of her dewy lips
sometimes thorny
always true
This igniting rose blooms in heat

Eternally thirsting
she drinks in passion
absorbing lust in all its garden varieties
pulling it through the roots of her being

She lives
searing reality with the embers
of her blue shadow

February 22, 1994
Tressa Lee Breen

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