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March 2007, vol 3 no 1

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Jamie Edgecombe

Music of Decline

Caught between the whisky mirror's logo–familiar eyes: Sleek-shaped-blonde upon wine-red ottoman chats and sways her fingers to the fine-lines-around-the-eyes-brunette. Teak panelling absorbs hushed voices and the expanses of jazz

mixed with cigarettes
the bitterness
of laughter

One woman brandishes a sky-blue-camisole; the other, a silk-scarf that snakes to her neck's nape

light beads
upon glasses
filled with ice

The English girl argues for romance, while a French accent for sex; both agree on younger men

replaced
without looking–
book mark