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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Such a Doll

Ziegfeld Girls ~ Alfred Cheney Johnston 


You’re such a doll,
stuffed with sass
and bad habits.

I want to steal
your impudence,
lace up in naughty.

You snub your nose
at the corset of compliance
laced into Adam’s rib.

I need a touch of rebellion,
a little hell on my tongue,
and a match that knows who to burn.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

14 comments :

thotpurge said...

So good! Especially liked "You snub your nose
at the corset of compliance
laced into Adam’s rib."

blueoran said...

This is nicely, tightly sung, Susie. Elegant sass. No wonder we need familiars, if just for invocations like these. I think you poured two neat fingers of that hootch.

kaykuala said...

I need a touch of rebellion,
a little hell on my tongue,

It is good to be having a mind of one's own and to be reveling in some adventures in life!

Hank

Gillena Cox said...

"You snub your nose
at the corset of compliance
laced into Adam’s rib."

Wow!!! I like this verse a lot

much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

The 'corset of compliance'.. what an excellent phrase.

Mama Zen said...

Yes! That third stanza is just brilliant.

brudberg said...

I hope that corset can be burned... :-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I need a touch of rebellion,
a little hell on my tongue,
and a match that knows who to burn.

My goodness, this is such an incredibly ferocious write!!❤️ Inspired!❤️

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Sly and conspiratorial - loved this.

Martin Kloess said...

Nicely knit ditty to set a mind free

Fireblossom said...

wild women don't worry, wild women don't sing the blues!

grapeling said...

wow! this is so good, Susie ~

rallentanda said...

A nicely clipped flow.Each stanza a fine sharp heel stilletoe thrust. Excellent poem.

kaykuala said...

a little hell on my tongue,
and a match that knows who to burn

This is bringing it to a head. Not advisable to mess around when such a reaction may prove disastrous!

Hank

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