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Billie Holiday’s burned voice
had as many shadows as lights,
a  mournful candelabra against a sleek piano
the gardenia her signature under that ruined face.
(Now you’re cooking, drummer to bass,
magic spoon, magic needle.
Take all day if you have to
with your mirror and your bracelet of song.)
Fact is, the invention of woman under siege
has been to sharpen love in the service of myth.
If you can’t be free, be a mystery.
rita-dove

Rita Dove

If you can’t be free……. be a mystery.
Hope all is well family,
Peace
Tenthltr2u
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About tenthltr2u (998 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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