Epicurean Masquerade

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Submitted: December 23, 2011

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For years he masqueraded the streets

 

Eclipsed by an array of dancing shadows

 

 

 

He weeped a harrowing sea of tears

 

 

 

 

Never once had he sought company

 

Bared by the hands of mere strangers

 

Nor had he ever offered himself

 

 

To be conquered by such fools

 

In restaurants across distances

 

He'd gaze as loads of people

 

 

Drunk of the finest wines

 

And ate of epicurean dishes

 

Briefly they traded glances

 

 

The profound malice searing

 

Ever so fervently in their eyes

 

Leaving a bad taste upon his breath

 

 

Soon after the heightening hatred

 

Had so suddenly evaporated

 

Back to square one he was

 

 

Anxiously he reached for his cigarettes

 

A taste of smoke he passionately craved

 

Tragically he had traded his lungs

 

In exchange for temporary relief

 

Cancer was his psychologist


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