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Based on ‘Venice, Moonlight’ by Christopher Williams.

Williams, Christopher, 1873-1934; Venice, Moonlight

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Strong arms churn in what

a copper basin can hold,

sloshing coral-colored flesh

into a drum of decay.

Lapping almond-scented slips under a bed of clay,

blackened peonies depart from parched lips.

– Amy Struthers

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