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"A fetish is a story masquerading as an object."
				-Robert Stoller

Daphne is a tree
with breasts 
          according to Ovid-
an object when touched.
are picked because
they are sex organs-
          given to melt away hearts.
keep memories on
paper with a thousand colors-
          popular aesthetics are black and white.
Dolls in leather bodices
remind us
about hormonal proclivity-
          an object is never really kissed.
am not Apollo,
a gardener, or photographer-
          just a man who longs for Daphne.

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