Pretty Filipina

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Adult Romance  |  House: Booksiesilk Classic Group

Featured Review on this writing by DampKitten


Pretty Filipina

 

Pretty, pretty Filipina had straight hair

and a bad upbringing.

She had effervescent fertility.

She had quick fingers and sewing skills.

She knew how to smile and talk,

and she knew how to shake it, taut like

a dodge ball.

She sketched funny pictures with her warm hands.

She liked vinyl booths, tiny bites,

sugar packets, and seedy bars.

She liked Couture and Manolo Blahniks and sass.

She liked those things. She did.

But mostly, she liked to tie off her arm and dream.


Submitted: May 20, 2022

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DampKitten

Oh wow. You read poetry. I can tell. This is well done. Whom do you read?

Sat, May 21st, 2022 11:13pm

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Reply

Emily Dickinson first. And then Arthur Ribaud.

Sat, May 21st, 2022 5:29pm

DampKitten

I'm a big Dickinson fan. I have to look up Arthur.

Sun, May 22nd, 2022 3:05am

Author
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I'm willing to bet you'd like Rimbaud. He was a young French protege of Paul Verlaine. A Season in Hell is probably his most famous work.

Sat, May 21st, 2022 8:12pm

willnorman

This says so much with so little; very profound.

Fri, May 27th, 2022 6:15pm

Author
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Thank you willnorman! I liked how it turned out, though; I wasn't always sure where I was going.

Fri, May 27th, 2022 12:05pm

samnash

I think it was Frost who said, “ I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.…”

Sat, May 28th, 2022 10:57pm

Author
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That sounds like something a genius would say.

Laird

Sat, May 28th, 2022 4:01pm

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