Michael Benedikt


Michael Benedikt Poems

1. The Beef Epitaph 1/20/2003
2. Portland Taxis 1/20/2003
3. Of Seals, And Our Smiles 1/20/2003
4. To Persuade A Lady carpe Diem 1/20/2003
5. The European Shoe 1/20/2003
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The European Shoe

The European Shoe is covered with grass and reed, bound up and wound
around so that it may slip easily over the wearer's head.

In case you are an aircraft pilot, you must take care that the
European Shoe does not creep off your foot, and begin to
make its way carefully across the fusilage.

The European Shoe pressed against the fugitive's nose, preventing it
from imminent departure.

The European Shoe spends summers in delightful ways. A lady feels its
subtle and unexpected pressure the length of her decolletage.
(It winters in pain).

That time I...

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