6.30.2009

Suffragette



Ceramic dogs eternally sit upon the mantle
Lustre prisms dangle in the air
Overstuffed everything with lace pinned on
53 glass birds roost on a table

Victor sits confused
on a fringed stool
playing the piano
bisque babies
covering the top

She wants the right to vote
yet to live
in her feminine world
of velvet curtains and velvet cake

4 comments:

  1. the details! the details! made it real to me. good good.

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  2. Ahh, it is one of your not ghost poems. They seem so real and so much happens in so few perfectly chosen words. Craft superb.

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  3. filled with much feeling...
    very good

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  4. I agree with Paul - the detail makes this unusual and creates the scene perfectly... atmosphere of the piece wouldn't be the same without the fringe on the stool, or if there were 2 glass birds. Excellent poem tina, thank you.

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