Thursday, April 04, 2013


(Besides participating in the 2013 Blogging A to Z April Challenge, I'm also participating in National Poetry Writing Month. In NaPoWriMo, I'm supposed to write a poem a day for the whole month. Yes, I'm crazy. Here's the fourth poem.)


He made a parts list:
the arms of Mrs. Harris
who worked out daily;
the legs of young Ginny
who rode a bike to work;
the body of a stripper
who whirled around a pole,
the lovely face of her, too,
but not her sad eyes;
instead the orbs of a calico cat.
The lips he made full and lush,
his dream of an ideal mate.
“She will be perfect,
more than a person born.”

Lightning crashed,
machinery threw sparks.
“She's alive! she’s alive!”
She rose from the table,
with the beauty and grace,
only the exactly crafted have.
He was her first sight,
a flawed creator who
claimed he owned her.
Stretching forth her arms,
she embraced then broke
his fragile neck, whispering,
“A perfect woman only
wants a perfect man.”

April 2013

(Copyright 2013 by Stephen B. Bagley. All rights reserved. No copying without prior permission. Thank you for reading.)

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