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[ Word of the Day ] Return of the Moth Woman

           
Abruptly waking on the wrong wing            
of her chrysalis cot, Megalopygidae            
is NOT having a good hair-day            
            
I mean, just look at that bed-head!            
             
Although ... everyone swears            
our little, riding, hooded            
moth-er carries more than a            
scintilla of chinchilla              
in those red, flannel genes            
she wears to the liquor store            
             
And soon, she will emerge            
from the concrete jungle thick            
with mortar n brick of brack            
doing her best to avoid            
every cement sidewalk crack            
lest she accidentally break            
Nana Bishop's back;             
             
drawn to an eburnean            
moon surreal and so near            
that we are able to steal            
through the keyhole, glimpses              
of the Universe's lily-white rear           
beneath undergarments silky           
thin and sheer            
           
   
 
JohnnyBlaze
Author's Note
for the thread "DU Word of the Day. Enter with Enthusiasm" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11582/
inspired by Elizabeth Bishop's "The Man-Moth"...
for the thread "DU Word of the Day. Enter with Enthusiasm" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11582/
inspired by Elizabeth Bishop's "The Man-Moth" @
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47537/the-man-moth
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