Portrait of My Lover as a Dress

Scream
like a dress, O Lord,
an unknown girl
with crimson lips
and legs like chicken bones
sticks a pair
of kitchen scissors into.

 

first published in Portrait of My Lover as a Horse (Bloodaxe, 2002), ? Selima Hill 2002, from Gloria (Bloodaxe, 2008), used by permission of the author and the publisher

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