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In Effigy

In Effigy

A Poem by Elizabeth


day old fish smells better than the roses you left on my doorstep
and when you shift your weight from one foot to another
I know you are lying

anyway, love

last night I burned rotten fish entrails
in effigy

a fitting tribute, I thought
to your smile

© 2011 Elizabeth



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hehe scathing.. a woman scorned... brilliant.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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You're a genius!

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first three lines i love- impact. the rest didn't really add to that first "wow" for me, but still. enjoyed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

first line is great. second and third line's are stunning.
again: straightforward, unique and brilliant

Posted 6 Years Ago


In my experience you shouldn't be with someone who thinks they're smarter than you. It's only a matter of time till they try and pull the wool over your eyes. As for the poem... I really dug this. I'll apologize for generalizing in advance but women tend to victimize themselves in their poetry. At least as far as what I've read on this site. Such was not the case here. I found this to be strong and fierce. Stoke the fire!

Posted 6 Years Ago


you have a straightforward style, that is still so unique.
another beauty here

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Wonderland, TN



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I am Alice through the looking glass...I mix my metaphors with barbiturates. I take my mania with a glass of milk and I rarely look before crossing the street. Walk a mile in my mary janes, friend. .. more..

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