“Implements of Poetry” by Anne LaBorde

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(Harlow’s heart
A corset
Pins
…The Silk stockings
I Used to wear

Pouted lips

Against
Crooked crescent-moon fingers
A platinum blonde
Body suit
Black flowers
…All the broken love
And your mother’s
Favorite apron)

 

 

Anne LaBorde is a writer whose essay Kleenex appeared in the very first issue of r.kv.r.y. 

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