Today's poem is by Melanie Dusseau

Bestiary for the Breasts of a Starlet


tucked under an armpit,
it squealed.

A jungle pig

its one eye
blinking, dumb.


If cut off,
this other—

stuffed to breaking
with fiber and fat—

would be content
to lie there
sipping sugar on a marsh of sinew
while sailors sang its praises.

Copyright © 2003 Melanie Dusseau All rights reserved
from Black Warrior Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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