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In sevens and twos by Bernadette Richards

Bernadette Richards | January 13th, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

How ugly he solemnly states
How sturdy and L-A-R-G-E
You stick out like a sore thumb
He terminates that sentence with girly
As the rice and the barley watch the honey combust

Far too calm it is, when a seven slips into a two
Pockmarked legs hide
within baggy pants and gaudy comfort boots
A close enough grab for earth that won’t till

My hair squeezes tight a thick surgical scar
I did not experience anyone’s god
But I tire of opinions quite seamlessly now
And voraciously learn as the Hadeda segments a lost earthworm

Poet Bio

Bernadette Richards is from Cape Town. She is inspired by diverse forms of art and believes that creativity is one of the best forms of therapy.

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