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Cento for September 3, 2013

Be shameless
or keep living in a dark hole.”
Her eyes were filled
with murky puddles of want.
“History is always written that way,
concave and convex,
a perfect harmony
in the valley of the shadow of death.”
That may be enough for some:
to take advantage of the world’s impartiality.
Isn’t that what retirement is all about?

The blues woman’s hips
cracked like the tail of a wind.
The beauty of a dancing woman
often releases and important
memory: Drunk chicks
doing bad things to Santa,
Ron Jeremy, Rego Park’s finest,
slowly erased by your diligent hand.
I know I’m being very negative when I say this.


Note: I don’t have the names of the open mic readers who contributed to this cento because, in 2013-2014, I have not yet started to keep careful enough track of who the open mic readers were.

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