Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dori Marler

Sexy Summer

at first they came
once a week
and then maybe twice
but now they arrive

In groups
3 and 4 at a time
almost every day
my mailbox overflows

I shiver with anticipation
and there they are
provocative poses peer
from glossy pages

white teeth flash
smiles shimmer
eyes beckon
and taunt

eyelashes velvety
complexions smooth
and creamy
chin tilted upward

glossy hair extensions
wave luxurious
in the breeze of
photographer's props

perfectly rounded
breasts peek above
seductively cut
necklines

sheer fabrics
wrap in ways to
reveal just enough
hips and thighs

bikinis so brief
transparent cover ups
long tan legs
painted toenails

halter tops
hip slung jeans
six inch heels
Jeweled sandals

bangle bracelets
beaded antique earrings
crystal necklaces
emerald like brooch

you too can look
like this for summer
the models tease with
vague promises

catalogue catatonia
I am hypnotized
I can be her on page 12
or her page 19 or more

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27 comments:

  1. wish books addiction of many

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  2. I love the powerful way this poem develops. It has a sinister feel to it. The creeping and non-stop impact of advertising images on our psyches! Very strong poem!

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  3. If I buy one, will I look like her too??

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  4. Very clever, great writing, gets my vote.

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  5. A So. Cal summer succinctly said!

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  6. This is great.
    How do I vote for this one?

    Rhonda

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  7. A hint of Billy Collins...I loved it. And, of course, us men wish we could get some muscles at 20% off.

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  8. "bikinis so brief..." well said :)

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  9. from Mary torregrossa: I like the opening tease that suggests porn but ends up to be a clothing catalogue! The last 3 stanzas could be reduced to two somehow for a quicker movement to the clever ending. And hey, where can I buy those sandals? Size 6 1/2!

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  10. from Michelle Angelini: Nice poem about receiving summer fashion catalogues and the clothes in them to wear during summer.

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  11. from Fran Peach: My husband & I would like to vote for poem #4 Thank you.

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  12. from BarDevLev: I am voting for Dori Marler's poem....#4....it's fantastic!!!!! : )

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  13. from Helen S. Katzman: I PUT MY VOTE TO # 4 "SEXY SUMMER" .

    THIS POEM PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE . AS LOOK THRU EACH CATALOGUE MORE SEXY CLOTHES ARE REVEALED AND THIS POEM, #4, REVEALS THE SEXY IN WONDERFUL LANGUAGE.

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  14. from Judy Barrat: Hi - couldn't figure out how to vote on the website so please consider this my vote for Entry No. 4 in the contest. Thanks.

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  15. from Lilian Rodich: Hello,

    I would like to vote for poem #4, Sexy Summer,

    What fun to add humor and a touch of irony to a poem about our summer season. Clever,
    well written poem I found most enjoyable reading.

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  16. from Richard Herd: My vote is for # 4 Sexy Summer.

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  17. from Nancy Berger: Please Enter my Vote for #4 = Sexy Summer.

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  18. How true! Would would have thought that a whirlwind of catalogs could inspire such a delightful poem. But, I'll never look like one of those gorgeous models ... not even with the help of PhotoShop ...

    I'd vote for this one, but not sure how to do it.
    Miriam

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  19. Yea! I like many of these, would vote for several of them. This one I vote for.

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  20. Excellent poem.

    Joe Camhi

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  21. I am not a poem person but this one was a fun one to read. I vote for this one.

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  22. Place my vote for #4 in the poetry contest June 11, 2011
    Dorothy Shepherd

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