Big Date

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 5.57.19 AMA giant’s missus walks in the fields,
steals hay bales to use for curlers,
wraps her wiry locks around each one
stuck with a branch for a bobby pin,
blows them dry by squeezing a hot wind.

Of course she does this really late
combs out her hair with a garden rake,
throws her curlers down a laundry bin,
when Mr. Giant knocks and stomps in,
and the house shudders with their big date.

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Two Places: Cross the Bay Bridge to Oakland, California and walk the bayous of Louisiana
Price(USD): $15.00

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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2 Responses to Big Date

  1. Fran Parker says:

    Lenore,

    My first love is poetry and you’ve mastered the art of evoking visual images and emotional response. I’m amazed by your talent for turning seemingly mundane events into the profound. Enjoyable reading.

    Best & Bless,
    Fran

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