Tilt-a-Whirl

A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms

What rhymes with breasts?

by Mary Meriam

It’s good to know what rhymes with breasts
I wish I’d never seen your breasts

You never know when lines will dance
In girlie pictures in your book

The pirouette of words suggests
My longing for you never rests

It’s good to know what rhymes with breasts
I wish I’d never seen your breasts!

While cruising on poetic quests
But it’s too late for weak protests

While balancing on cliffs and chance
You stripped. I burned. You gave. I took.

It’s good to know what rhymes with breasts
I wish I’d never seen your breasts

You never know when lines will dance
In girlie pictures in your book



Mary Meriam is the author of the chapbook The Countess of Flatbroke published by Modern Metrics/Exot Books.  Her poems and essays have appeared in Literary Imagination, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Horizon Review, A Prairie Home Companion, Sixty-Six: The Journal of Sonnet Studies, and others.

 

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