Visiting ear on top, peril
watered down, of whitened form,
shared while the lipsnatch hovers,
the promised spit of heaven.
Sugared be the beet, the red ant,
the spiked border,
and intimate the oscillating
thumped hip, feigned,
the smoke learning.
Copyright © Montreux Rotholtz
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