"Girlie Magazine"

by Jeph Johnson

 

overgrown with lush abandon
born from lavish innocence
her depiction of a stand-in
for my partner soon prevents
my ideal from getting clearer
or my standard taking shape
the very structure of her figure
when I close my eyes escapes
and she's fantasy embodied
in a girlie magazine
except she's the one applauding
and I'm the one deceived

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Seryddwr's picture

Reading this poem, I was inspired to write one of my own. Very few poets inspire me to that extent, and that is one more reason I admire your work.


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The profound wisdom in this poem makes it a work of genius!


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Brilliant!


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choirgrrl's picture

Although you did not fully clarify YOUR personal inspiration, I read and made my own interpretation of your words. (Which, perhaps was your true intent.)
So smooth, so conscise- this poem says so much, and so little all at the same time. A perfect balance of joy and annoyance all rolled into one verse. BEAUTIFUL!