Harryette Mullen


Page 35 / the essence lady


the essence lady
wears her irregular uniform
a pinstripe kente
syncopation suit

she dreads her hair
sprung from lock down
under steel teeth press gang
galleys upstart crow's nest

eyes lashed half open
look of lust bitten
lips licked the dusky
wicked tongued huzzy

am I your type
that latest lurid blurb
was all she wrote her
highbrow pencil broke

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: lust, hair, spring

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Page 35 / the essence lady by Harryette Mullen )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. OVER THE HARD ROCK OF SUICIDE فوق صخرة ا.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. Today I Watched A fly, Kyle Schlicher
  3. Opportune Moments, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. OVER THE HARD ROCK OF SUICIDE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Yesterday's Emotions, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Someone's History, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. On a Love Train, Tosin Abegunde
  8. A Happy Song, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. The silent sufferer, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  10. A Desert Oasis, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]