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The Lady
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trips are for taking
charcoal man stands on the street
with a gone heart
shoofly ways

she pushes sweated hair
from her forehead
peers out the kitchen window
loneliness too near the bone

she grabs her old skillet
cooks up a mess of
he’ll be back
leans from the door
mouth to the air
searching for calypso lip
purple tip
in a lapel
sniffing
craving patchouli
cigar smoke
and charcoal arms

© Copyright 2006 Kate - All Rights Reserved
XOx Uriah xOX
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1 posted 07-25-2006 01:53 AM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

Aw  That explains why I seen him on the corner...smokin' reefer, drinkin' Knotty-head gin and singin' back and forth 'tween "Nobodys Dirty Business" and "Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy".    
Loved it !   As always
aziza
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I like this one too.  I think I have seen both of these people recently - and you painted them with words so well.

aziza
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padron or cohiba?

damn O he soun like
cajohn wood
slippery skin soul
with nuff empty
to make the preddy woo
want to know his bad namez

hope she don' wear
her sunday white dress
in his jon boat yacht

enjoyed it lady one
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enjoyed the write..well done....and Dark stranger soun' like' he be from cajone contry'....
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loved this, as well as DS's poem
you guys are simply the greatest
and your poetry is even greater
well...your poetry makes up the inner yous



thank you for sharing...

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Brilliant...the combinations of words were so strange, but perfect.
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I knew you had seen him Uriah!
You don’t miss a trick!
Thanks for stopping by.

So! That was you on the corner
aziza. Thanks for your kind words.


padron of course Stranger

slippery skin soul
is serious about his cigars  
gets ‘em at the Cuban bodega
round the corner

you know his woman will
wear her sunday white dress
in his jon boat yacht

woman fool nuff to wait for him
fool nuff to do most anything

thanks for the lagniappe

love it


Hi Toe! Thanks for your reply.
Stranger does sound like he’s
been around the bayou a bit.
Reckon?  

Thank you LeeJ.
I am very envious of Stranger’s
work.

Thank you for your reply
Quell.

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Yes...a little more
zydeco...

OwlSA
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So very real, Kate.  Your characters walk out of the poem into sunlight and shadow.

- Owl
The Lady
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Thank you Diana.
I appreciate you.

iliana
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You are quite an artist!
The Lady
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Thank you so much, Jo.
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Unlike aziza I hadn't seen 'em....but I do NOW! Nicely done!

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Thank you so much Ratleader!
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"charcoal man" has always been one of my favorite people in PiP.  I have been thinking about him a lot and I have been missing him ~ so I am looking him up to say "hey".

xoxoxo to charcoal man and his lady.

A
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