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(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Always Unsuitable

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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  • Seema Joglekar (8/17/2009 2:23:00 AM)

    Kudos'
    Voice of a woman,
    hurts where it's
    meant to pinch

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  • 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.'

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