Poetry

String Quartet

I They flow single file into the sacred nave first and second violins   long limbed and luminous sultry cello    in profile   flicks strands of jet and then viola   a hint of thigh    swish and slit of silk   II In unison they sit    a vision of vestals   alabaster skin backlit     the sun’s rays pierce parables stained in glass shimmering prisms of amethyst and rose a hush of audience    pews of still anticipation   III Cello caresses her instrument between the bow of legs fingers arc the fret    dark eyes flash readiness first and second violins tucked under chins    nuzzle the…

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