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Afterglow

She glows on the silver screen
On celluloid, a perfect queen
Soft focus for her face's flaws
Defects from an unknown cause

But she retired long ago
Lost some of that stellar glow
Now loathe to looking in the mirror
Each wrinkle bringing forth a tear

I prefer her when she's real
No further effort to conceal
A star continuing to shine
I dry her eyes, and pour the wine.
crowfly
Written by crowfly
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Photo of Marlene Dietrich
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