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The Favored

The Favored

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Published by Devon Pearse

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Published by: Devon Pearse on May 02, 2011
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The Favored 
Center of attentionKnaves and would-be lovers tangle rapturously inwordsThat slip from her tongue in silken eloquenceA sweet cascade of wanton thoughtAll ears within this space entombedWait restlessly to hear her next remarkAnd breathless expectations hang in silenceAll the more fulfilling for their painsThey wonder at this mortal who, so much unlikemyself,Can serve to them their hearts upon a trayWhile yet they watchSo helplessly bemused by artful guileHere I, the keeper of the peace with achingheartWish desperately to catch the falling crumbsAnd form of them a way to learn this graceTo hold within my hands this thing elusive
This riddle that Ive failed to understandWhile all the while these wordsHeld captive in my mindBegin to tremble with the need to be set freeLook at me!See me!Ill never hurt you, tease you, leave you,break your heart!I want only to be known and to be seen for whoI am -Held separate and apart, not part of herTo have something that is ever all my ownThat cannot be distracted by the banter and theguiseTo see me, and me alone  be mine, all mineTo fascinate, to love, to form a thought.Is it really all too much to ask?"Laughter bleeds back into my hearingI look around at nothing that has changedAnd all that is the same

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