A New Metre: Citations

“. . . my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” —Psalms 45:1

Reflection on the Perfect Doll

As I sit
I wonder
what life is like for you,
just sitting day after day
with nothing to say.
Your main purpose is to be admired,
how sad.

Sometimes I think,
maybe men came up
with the idea of porcelain dolls,
they are perfect and never talk back.

But, of course,
I think that because of my own prejudice.

A woman probably made
the first porcelain doll.
It resembled her dead daughter,
and she cherished it forever.

© 2004

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