Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Always Unsuitable - Poem by Marge Piercy

She wore little teeth of pearls around her neck.
They were grinning politely and evenly at me.
Unsuitable they smirked. It is true
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Comments about Always Unsuitable by Marge Piercy

  • Gold Star - 13,865 Points Susan Williams (11/1/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    She has teeth and yes, she bites and is not embarrassed to be explicit (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 6:29:00 PM)

    Little ladies hatched from the eggs of pearls like pink and silver lizards! Who writes like this! So incredibly awesome! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Seema Joglekar (8/17/2009 2:23:00 AM)

    Voice of a woman,
    hurts where it's
    meant to pinch (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bobbie Goggins (10/22/2005 8:40:00 AM)

    'little teeth of pearls'
    'grinning politely and evenly at me.'
    - Good imagery.

    This poem has a sweet, wistful twist and ends with the tragic 'bitter sisters.' (Report) Reply

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