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AFTER IKKYU: 14, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the strip club in lincoln, nebraska
Last Line: At this age, my first bona fide royalty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Burlesque; Striptease


At the strip club in Lincoln, Nebraska,
she said, "I'm the Princess of Shalimar."
Doubtless, I thought, at a loss for words
but not images, the air moist but without
the promise of a rain. She's not bending
pinkly like a pretzel but a body.
At this age, my first bona fide royalty.





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