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Secondhand Merchandise

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You want a bit of me, don’t you?

Although I have a previous owner

You are tempted; I could be yours

I warn you, I’ve been well worn

There are a few rips and tears scarring my history

I am faded; my image only just visible

But, you’re secretly impressed

You’ve been after one like me for years

Hunt me down

Make your offer

Try me

No need to wear me in

Soft, smooth, warmly scented

I am comfortable on your skin

Caress my folds and I’m brand new again

Tarnish my seams and I breathe new oxygen

Pull my threads and slash my pride

You wanted a bit of me didn’t you

Tried me on, wore me once, and threw me away


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Anna Ghislena

Thu 5th Nov 2015 12:59

Thank you Harry for you kind comments on this and the other poems. I am glad you enjoyed the recording.

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 4th Nov 2015 16:08

Word-wise, I couldn`t decide whether this one was ambiguous...or ambivalent.

But the soundcloud reading clears it problem.

(not to mention lines fifteen, sixteen and seventeen)

Girl, you read beautifully.

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