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the broadside series


Blue Fifth Review
Volume VII. Issue 4
July 2007

C. E. Chaffin
( California )

poem and audio link

Almost Eden

I am naked and unashamed before you.
Shame is the hiss of the public serpent.
Your green eyes pin him to the wall.

Does the hollow of a tree beg honey?
You are insensible of your treasure.
Shaggy and strong, I come for you. 

I melted before you could break me.
Yours are the lips of a glass blower.
Make me transparent as water.

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