Short legs, soap box, midway dusk. Reach touch high peach . Star on
rosy forehead. Hers.
Birthday cake on hand, party up there. Keep on climbing.
Brush in hand for canvas, cake . Easy icing. Words.
Plenty of canvas.
Too few fingers.
Donít bake Ďem.
The bride so tall round head all white
Hard but soft, strangely sweet.
Triangle dress dearly etched.
Hands clasped front mid walk down aisle.
A paper doll,
No more no less.
A sideway glance,
donít make jokes.
She might speak or sing
Appearances are deceptive.
The paper groom, pale and wan
From fright of pending doom
He small and slight
She large and white
Might come to some torn ruin.
Copyright © 2012 Neila Mezynski
Mezynski is author of Glimpses and A Story (2013) from
Scrambler Books; pamphlets, Girls In Trees, (2010), Tucson
Dessert, (2012) from Greying Ghost Press; echapbooks from
Radioactive Moat Press Yellow Fringe Dress (2011) and
Patasola Press , The Pure Girl (2011) ; chapbooks from
Folded Word Press, Men Who Understand Girls, (2012), Nap
Chapbook, Floaters , (2012); Deadly Chaps Press, Dancers On
Rock, (2011), Warriors , 2013), Mondo Bummer , Meticulous
Man (2012), Mud Luscious Press, At The Beach (2011).