By Candy Cain

Rarifying interests turn the boffin misanthropic. 
Bedlam in the habits, gallows in the noggin.
Tragedy within the eyesight tends to keep her hostage
 to the long night
With fire burning in the wake of more.

Learned to tie her shoes with skirts and sailors, learned from looking.
You can bring a rogue to knees, but she'll always find her footing.
You can toss her to the rear, but be sure to check your pockets, 
Since her sexy saboteur silhouette slips in like lockpicks.

Grind your little axe, serrated curves won't contest hers.
Frame no fearful symmetry, her habitat inhabits her.
Tip-toe through the woods that weave her dancing web of branch and leaf,
Or rouse the eyes that round the stories of the forrest canopies.

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Copyright 2017 Candy Cain
Published on Saturday, July 15, 2017.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

birthday present that got terribly rushed which is why it's so janky and bad kill me.
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  • Rebs On Friday, November 10, 2017, Rebs (974)By person wrote:

    I'm sure that whoever this is for really appreciated this. The stunningly beautiful imagery in this poem leaves my brain wondering so delighted, and there aren't many poems that can do that. Amazing gift poem, darlin'. Rebs:).

  • Dimensions On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Dimensions (111)By person wrote:

    I won't pretend to be able to interpret it all but that's what makes it so alluring. This is one you can read again and again.

  • midnights voice On Sunday, July 16, 2017, midnights voice (850)By person wrote:

    Maybe it's best to just feel this one than try to understand this one . Great line "Her habitat inhabits her."

  • worm On Sunday, July 16, 2017, worm (1520)By person wrote:

    all righty then! my mind is swirling around trying to pin this one down... I will be thinking "bout this one for a while... Thanks for the ride! ~worm~

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