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Jean Valentine

How deep we met in the sea, my love,My double, my Siamese heart, my whiskery,Fish-belly, glue-eyed prince, my dearest black nudge,How flat and reflective my eye reflecting youBlue, gorgeous in the weaving grassesI wound round for your crown, how I loved your touchOn my fair, speckled breast, or was it my own turning;How nobly you… Continue reading Jean Valentine

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