Hour Twenty-Two: That Black Dress

Who painted you into that black dress

Cleaving you to the tips of your alabaster breasts

Leaving your arms and shoulders bare

 

Do your ears blush in shame

Or pain

 

Are you looking toward your escape

Is that your exit

Do you look away to hide your plan

 

I see your fists clutched

One to snatch away the painted dress

One to snatch a way out

 

Who poured you into that black dress

When will you paint your revenge

 

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