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Secondhand Treasure

Cadi Russell-Sauve

Waiting patiently on the dusty shelf

At Burien’s musky Value Village

An old unscratched record waits by herself,

Immune to yellow-tag bargain pillage.


Her jacket is faded and sides worn soft

Yet her cover still seventies striking -

My gaze is held; I raise the album aloft.

Now here is cover art just to my liking.


A graceful figure in a temptress’ pose

Wearing baubles, a gypsy skirt in gold

Afore a backlit black background she flows

I wonder why this record has not sold.


Glanced at again for a sight brash and racy

On her near naked breast – glittering gold pasties!

April 15, 2009
Vol. XIII Issue 2

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