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Straight as Ginger Rogers

01 Jul

old man singing – vaudeville 

voice-over 

… and she ‘ad
legs as long as Cyd Charisse
and straight as Ginger Rogers
wiv skin as soft as paper-bark
and sweet as jammy dodgers

she touches intimate
connections between them
in her mind: with her hand

wiv skin as soft as paper-bark
and sweet as jammy dodgers

in the palms
of their hands
memories
of her breasts
in her youth

… and she ‘ad
legs as long as Cyd Charisse
and shapely as those angel-whores
who posed for those renaissance blokes
not wearin’ neither vests nor drawers

he mentions the time when
she wore no underwear –
she smiles, enigmatically

wiv skin as soft as paper-bark
and sweet as jammy dodgers

 sex is routine
like a dog walk
recipes
take-aways, and
favourite socks.
Familiarity breeds content.

… and she ‘as
legs as long as Cyd Charisse
she raised four artful dodgers
and still her legs is soft and sweet
and straight – like Ginger Rogers

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2 Comments

Posted by on 1 July, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Straight as Ginger Rogers

  1. John Stevens

    3 July, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I read this quickly yesterday or the day before and have come back to read it properly. It’s ingenious – both the concept and the structure – and makes the reader think as well as being entertaining.

     
    • JdUb

      3 July, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks, John.

       

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