Requisitioned by the

Known by the initiated as a local treasure
and hallmarked by the gold leaf on her eyelids
the golden braid in her hair
with her gold wedding band casually discarded
she amalgamates on the red satin sheets of her boudoir
with mercurial lovers she has sequested
from the deep cinnebar mines of the labouring classes

Geoff Stevens

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