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Her World (ALERT: do not read if you are easily offended.)

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – George Carlin-7 dirty words Incorporate three or more of George Carlin’s dirty words into a new poem, or at least three of these words: lucid, acid, gravel, rave, lisp, rasp, heel, wile, … Continue reading

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Body Food

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #249 words:  cell, yearning, silken, light, boundless, fire, grace, join, moment, eggs, skin, any She yearns to have silken skin, the light graceful stride of a woman without jiggling accoutrements of cellulite. Her body … Continue reading

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The Struggle

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Survival Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Speak about survival so that others may listen.   Her father drank, was abusive, tying her to chairs while raising her in … Continue reading

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Women Wait

Written for:  The Mag #277 White caps, white towels like a religious order, they stand on boards baked hot in noon sun, waiting for the rest room. One bather turns around– the sound of men’s laughter echoes. There is no … Continue reading

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Laundering ‘Neath Bridge

Written for:  Carpe Diem, Van Gogh’s Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing (1888) – Impressionism Heat of morning sun Laundering near tall grasses Cooler on the bridge http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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