Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009: On the Street…Paris in Bloom


Because they are ready to be held in a dim room,
To lean their lithe arms on boys they’ve known
Since elementary school, to cast aside
The denim and ponytails for twelve hours
And swath themselves in satin gowns, like bedsheets
Gathered and tucked around lovers’ torsos,

Because they are ready to be looked at, to be touched under
Supervision, girls welcome the nervous
Hands of their dates fastening ivory or red
Roses to their pulse points, hearts and wrists.


  1. I so wish that all the lovely people who have inspired your gorgeous poetry could read your work. I really and truly hope some/all of them do.

    That necklace is amazing. No?


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