Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Merchandise # 70 Claine Keily

Like some piece
of damaged merchandise
she polished herself
for conjugal life
plucked her eyebrows
learnt to cook puddings
and make stews
then in her dreams
she began to list
the lands she wanted
to visit
and wagered these
against the cost of
the honeymoon
then threw away
all plans
to dress in white
to work hard to reduce
her measurements
and cast out the scented balms
she had bought
to smooth her lips


  1. posted on Valentine's day the meaning of this poem is enhanced and has a very special taste!


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