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 #22 

July
2012


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a poem by B.E. Smith

Graduate Studies in 16th Century British Literature

women gasp
shrink back and cover themselves
when men look at
their breasts --
that deep furrow of cleavage --
as if they didn't understand
the game:

a Spaniard
looking down from a woman's bustier
and
finding her chastity belt locked
thereby knew
the key to England must be hidden somewhere
in that bulging brassiere.

© by B.E. Smith

 
Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #22 ~ July 2012