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Friday, 7 November 2008 16:38:22

I can match one thing done with another thing undone.

Where Desperados are drunk
The customers are sober
Where the stack of logs is untouched by fire
The candles flicker with a hint of --
Where the waitresses wear red and black
The sombreros stay fixed to the walls
Where loud piped music blares
Guitars --- ?

'blares' is a bit obvious but what is the alternative?  Candles always flicker so I'm not happy with that either.  But I am satisfied that I've got a shape to what i want to write and it probably won't be much longer than this. Maybe another two lines. 

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