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She insisted on the value
of his bringing the lamp
made of the bright lights
emanating from burning the oil
fit for the literary campaign.
The lascivious and the lame
had sputtered their claim to luck,
surrendered it in fact
to a fiction of empathy
grounded on a story of pluck.
He brought the lamp
and lit her subsequence
with the banter and ability
of imagination around the clock.
A block of living
opened its lashes to sight,
tasked impending dusk,
had a supper of fried sci-fi
with a side of hegemony rice
that inspired their flight.
The Entertainment Principle stayed
as a renter and a roomer there,
then as an owner without doubt.
It trimmed the surrounding thicket
of verbs with a shaft of expressions.
The paginated affections
turned to writing popular novels
to keep the lamp of literature lit
along the reality-fantasy dimension
for writer, reader and sanguine skeptic.
So here you are, Dear Reader
of the before and the after.
From A New Orchid Myth, published by CreateSpace, 2014. Also on Kindle. Contact author at firstname.lastname@example.org