Her Tin Skin Poem by Evie Shockley

Her Tin Skin

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i want her tin skin. i want
her militant barbie breast,
resistant, cupped, no, cocked
in the V of her elbow. i want
my curves mountainous

and locked. i want her
arabesque eyes, i want her
tar markings, her curlicues,
i want her tin skin. she
is a tree, her hair a forest

of strength. i want to be
adorned with bottles. i
want my brownness
to cover all but the silver
edges of my tin skin. my

sculptor should have made
me like her round-bellied
maker hewed her: with chain-
saw in hand, roughly. cut
away from me everything

but the semblance of tender.
let nothing but my flexed
foot, toeing childhood, tell
the night-eyed, who know
how to look, what lies within.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: shape
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mahtab Bangalee 27 September 2018

another great womanhood writings- nice

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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 September 2018

A beautiful poem on shape nicely executed. Thanks and congratulation for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.

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Edward Kofi Louis 27 September 2018

What lies within! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Britte Ninad 27 September 2018

but the semblance of tender. let nothing but my flexed....lies within- well shape

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Bill Cantrell 21 May 2019

I must admit, I love your style of writing, a poetess with a unique spin on words as yours is such a breath of the freshest air, this poem can connect with everyone..oh how we wish we had what others have been blessed with, the mirror is indeed a place we see need for improvements

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Benjamin Uy 28 September 2019

What lies beneath is the true beauty Of a real woman not the physical aspects but inner beauty, Great poem by the poet

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Hebert Logerie, Sr. Poet 27 September 2019

Evie, Good day. More poets and critics will be reading your poems. By the way, I enjoy a few of them already.

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Anil Kumar Panda 27 September 2019

A nice poem on what woman likes to look with a perfect body. Thanks for sharing. Keep on dropping such beautiful poems.

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Anil Kumar Panda 27 September 2019

A nice poem on what woman likes to look with a perfect body. Thanks for sharing.

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Lyn Paul 27 September 2019

Thank you Evie. Expressing our thoughts and feelings is incredible. I don’t know about you but I remember most situations when I wrote my poetry.

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Evie Shockley

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