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Freedom to Sin

John McAuley

I have been victorious
having killed off a sadness
having guzzled wine on the ultra beach
then guzzled up the sea
enjoying the lavender & jasmine perfumes
fluttering under a commiserating azure sky.
My occupancy of pleasure though brief is unkempt
let’s just say I sing
about the knife edge of the sun
salamander singer of red rock songs
about a century or two which need painting.

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