Effigy Love

  • by Mark Napier

  • not perfect but practical
    not pretty but tactical
    the use over looks
    the looks

    love stored amongst
    the effigy's smile
    safe for a flicker of the flame
    till it licks at the breasts

    silent composure
    arrogant gait
    from makeshift
    joints needed

    shuffle along
    and hold my love
    until i return
    with candle in hand

    © 2002 Mark A. Napier
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