30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 7 Pick a Color Any Color

I did one poem, and then I wrote another for extra credit.  Both are girlie.

She Talks Me Out of It

Marcy talks me out of silver every time
she cuts my hair.  No reason to look
your age, she scolds, and stirs a brown-gold
goop to keep me young. The woman
in the chair next to me nods agreement
her head a sticky mess of red-gold stuff,
our ruse routine, our formula secret, our
feminism forgotten at the salon door.

Girlie Floral

periwinkle strange
crave puff
sun salvia
    tongue    buff Lily
              ivory      bone
pollen gilded
    sweet pink home