Cynthia Rylant

(1954 / West Virginia)

Cynthia Rylant Poems

1. Wax Lips 10/20/2016
2. Shoes 10/20/2016
3. God Went To Beauty School 3/7/2015

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God Went To Beauty School

He went there to learn how
to give a good perm
and ended up just crazy
about nails
so He opened up His own shop.
"Nails by Jim" He called it.
He was afraid to call it
Nails by God.
He was sure people would
think He was being
disrespectful and using
His own name in vain
and nobody would tip.
He got into nails, of course,
because He'd always loved
hands were some of the best things
He'd ever done
and this way He could just
hold one in His
and admire those delicate
bones just above the knuckles,
delicate as ...

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