Charles Chaim Wax

Katrina Curtain Has No Breasts - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

I wonder about that
used to be in the army
now at Spinoza HS
never married
no children
born in Trinidad
but raised in Florida
flew home to her mother there
for Thanksgiving dinner
needing a home cooked meal she said
or no one in Brooklyn
to share the feast I mused
says she enjoys her
own company
so lives alone
and that to her liking
sings Ray Charles
while working on the computer
felt a brutal wretchedness
when Richard Pryor passed on
lamenting how MS cut short
his creative life
then all life
does her own laundry
because she doesn’t want
anyone to touch her clothes
not a gorgeous woman
but a sparkling smile
flashes enthusiasm
traveling her hobby
proclaiming Africa
a land of wonder
and for Christmas
off to New Zealand
to the mountains
then sea
for a swim
in unknown waters
so my sadness
at pondering her round face
inexplicable really
no reason for it
no love.

Comments about Katrina Curtain Has No Breasts by Charles Chaim Wax

  • (2/23/2006 7:31:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, written out of compassion and genuine human empathy. reading this alongside 'leo peabody' is instructive, the line where the hooker says all you get for 50 is the hole, to think of that image and to think of katrina curtain singing at her computer. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/14/2005 10:43:00 AM)

    Lovely portrait Charles. You carture the essence of beauty in one who is not considered so. A wonderful achievement (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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