Raymond's Choice
By: Melissa Ridley Elmes

At the keyhole

your eye pauses-----------------(knowing better)

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then

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peers through--------------------at beauty beguiling

glimpses between--------------to death dancing

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---------now-------------and-------------then

---------Melusine------------------------Dragon

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---------legs-------------tails------------wings-----------scales

fairy------------wife-------------savior mother---------destroyer

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life-giving---------------soul-lusting---------------splashing siren

---------bright shadows------------surrender-----------------------eternal

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---------coils------------shimmering skin---------------cries in the night

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Fortunes gained and lost in your gaze—

hers and yours and your children’s and your children’s-children’s—

and you were warned, you were warned.

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Withdraw the eye

leave quietly----------------------------hope hopelessly

maybe she didn’t see you

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