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(posted by Kerry) – Portrait Shot


Adolph de Meyer (1927) Advertisement for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics Fair Use

as a mummy
choking, closed in
my own skin

     This is how he wants me

his prize on display
holding her
true face

     This is how he wants me

friends are few
I cannot leave the house
without him.

     This is what he paid for

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Gasping

  1. Sadly, too often so.


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