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not everything is what it seems to be.

from Old French vanité, from Latin v?nit?s emptiness , from v?nus empty

1) the state or quality of being vain; excessive pride or conceit
2) ostentation occasioned by ambition or pride
3) an instance of being vain or something about which one is vain
4) the state or quality of being valueless, futile, or unreal
5) something that is worthless or useless

vanity [bag]
a woman's small bag or hand case used to carry cosmetics, etc

Submitted: March 22, 2008

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Submitted: March 22, 2008



she sometimes dreams
of salvation.
and dreams
give her
delusion she seeks
in her desperate struggle
against the inevitable
she pleas

by no means.

the sweet drops of saliva
melt the fierce heat.
dissolubility of our reality
consumes and engrosses her,
unites and dismembers her,
ignoring sincerity,
frankness, integrity
fading and crushing
in familiarity -
fear entangles reason and sanity,
losing the passion
in her frayed vanity*

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