Geoffrey Long
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30:23 Karen

She leans in close for the kiss but when he responds
she loses all interest, she loses focus;
her mind wanders because she's caught his scent,
not body odor or any cheap cologne
but the very same smell she'd caught once
when walking down some back street in Takayama,
and instead of being aroused or transported
she's instantly frustrated because she cannot recall
the name of that street in Japan.

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