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Held in Your Teeth

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I thought you were a god
but I was looking at you in a mirror.
You were just a trick reflection,
skilled in deception.
We stared at each other
in the [dis]honest glass      
                                    as you held me in your teeth

            and I held my breath
.


Trained by Pavlov's daughter
with censers burning incense
on a nightstand altar;
patchouli soaked deep in
heavy drapes and light linen.

She had pictures on her mirrors of
Elvis shaking his hips
and Betty Page pinups,
James Dean smoking cigarettes
and Mr. Mojo Risin'
in leather and sex.
It’s the temple of Aphrodite
with golden apples and whips.

She led you by the leash
and you learned to fashion collars.


You are a dog,
and a common one,
who learned a trick:
and upon reflection
I should have seen through,
but the illusion was enhanced
by my eagerness to love you.
   
I am still your favorite toy
and I can’t make you leave
but at least you keep my bed warm
on the nights you come home.
   
       Disillusioned as I am
 this choker that you gave me
  chafes at my silenced throat,
        and I am wearied
          and threadbare
      and worn to the bone.
I thought you were a god...


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Sammur-amat's avatar
this reminds me of lana del ray's music or maybe 
it's just me being so very obsessed with her music

you always phrase phenomenally, dearest ms. shanna! :love:
Is-lnds's avatar
chokers.
collars.

mm <3
Hanachi-Shitsukki's avatar
Ah, how exquisite ♥
TheLunaLily's avatar
:heart: thank you very much!
SilverWynd's avatar
This is fantastic. I thought the first line was just great. It kind of reminds me of someone I used to know.
edge-of-psychosis's avatar
Great descriptions!
She had pictures on her mirrors of
Elvis shaking his hips
and Betty Page pinups,
James Dean smoking cigarettes
and Mr. Mojo Risin'
in leather and sex.
It’s the temple of Aphrodite
with golden apples and whips.

For some reason I could just picture that so vividly and it has such a ring to it. I can't say this of many writings, but I can honestly say I've never read anything quite like this. It's very unique. I love it. :heart:
FuzzyHoser's avatar
Trained by Pavlov's daughter
with censers burning incense
on a nightstand altar;
patchouli soaked deep in
heavy drapes and light linen.


That just rolls off the tongue so smoothly. I love it.
TheLunaLily's avatar
Thank you! :tighthug:

I'm glad you like that part since I'm kind of partial to it myself. ;)

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FuzzyHoser's avatar
You should be; it's gorgeous. :D
And you're welcome! :heart:
TheLunaLily's avatar
That makes me happy that you think so. :D

:blowkiss:
somethingsophie's avatar
This is very powerful. I especially like the first and last three stanzas.
TheLunaLily's avatar
:heart: Thank you Very much. I'm glad that you like it!! :heart:
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This piece has been featured in #The-Asterismos' weekly Showcase [here].

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TheLunaLily's avatar
Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my poem! :hug:

I certainly will check out the other artists in your weekly showcase. :)

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TheLunaLily's avatar
Oh yay! You like it! That makes me very happy. :)

Thank you. :heart:
Bark's avatar
You're very welcome! :)
TheLunaLily's avatar
Do you think it needs the mature content label?
Bark's avatar
I don't think so... if you get the references, you're mature enough to read it.
TheLunaLily's avatar
Cool. I didn't think I needed it at first but I second guessed myself for some reason.
Thanks!
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