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The Way You Looked Last Night


The way you looked last night –

The way the world looked at you –

The way the world,


Placed its nimble hand across the small of your back –

The way the world,


Leaned in and whispered into your ear beneath the din of the world –

The way you smiled.

I seethed in my stricken heart.

I would have torn and gnashed the world

Had its fawning not so pleased you.



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