Strategic Optimism for Girls- Fran Lock

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Poetry
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Double yellow lines
the girls
in the Braille of their goosebumps
bear down upon us
like churches the body the urges the free market system

prostitutes pleasantries Russians
they must be thrown under the wheels
and one is fire
a dogleg of light
that threatens from our darkened skies
a sudden budding in the cold snap
interrogate burning according to logic
unleash the relentless the girls from their spy-craft crypts
and their shorthand the gulls

in the meantime a history:
hands of young lovers tender as tree-
huggers are simply a space

yet more simply
at twitching dream in the dark the men
daubed against the night:


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