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Beauty Dissection

Poetry By: MissFawn
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Ode to a burlesque dancer in iambic pentameter.


Submitted:Oct 30, 2008    Reads: 298    Comments: 4    Likes: 1   


Off slips the silk, her gown tumbling down quick,

As sultry, French-sung melodies resound,

And out so slinks a high-arched foot from satin

And tulle amass, their layers so like cream.

So creamy, her gardenia skin did glow

Under spotlights, catching on jewels encrusted

In corset taut upon her torso small.

She twirls upon her slippered toes as she

Slips from her arm a glove of netting white

And offers to the crowd her dove-like hand.

Off goes the other in a graceful gesture

As ballerina-like her hands do dance and

Her feet do flutter as they spin her 'round

A stage like Swan Lake's set so sweetly laid.

She draws the ribbons from her corset loose,

And tugs the whale-boned bodice from her waist

Revealing belly pale beneath brazier

With trim of lace so feathery and silver.

Then up she scoops the feathered fan with grace

And sweeps it through the air, gliding lightly

In scanty lace and satin gadget pale.

Her breasts like lovely little doves do peek

Through silken sheaths with floral gauze as wings.

Then down the straps of lace fall with a shrug

As to the crowd she turns her lovely back,

And snaps undone the clasp that closed the sheath,

Letting it drop upon the polished stage.

A second fan she sweeps up, back still turned

And spinning swift en pointe she hides herself

Behind the downy mass of ostrich plumes.

A secret sweet she keeps her dainty form,

Now stripped of all shrouds of delicate threads

Left clothed in only tiny, rhinestone bits

And shielded by azure feathers curled.

Her plume now glides at rosy fingertips,

Whilst one protects her flesh from hungry eyes

Like downy caul upon a creature new.

Then spread her fans so like a swan's wingspan,

Revealing beauty's core immaculate:

A beast so fierce with femininity

Kept covered and bound for fear of savagery.





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