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  • Anna Livia Oysterface Steps Out
  • Charlotte Pomerantz

I scrub my backand forth and backwith perfumed mud and oils.

I loosen my hairand down it fallsin softly winding coils.

I redden my lips,darken my eyes,and, seated upon a pillow,I weave a garland of meadow grasswith fallen leavesof willow.

I fashion a necklaceof pebbles and cobbles,with stones like the eyes of a cat.I put on my gown,odd clodhopper shoes,and a pointy sugarloaf hat.

From my son, the postman,I borrow a sackand fill it with gifts for all,Then shifting it back and forthon my back,I step out queenly and tall. [End Page 341]



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