Mahogany Women
Poems

Mahogany Women

Mahogany women
living statues
shaped with clay
breathe crisp clear voices
oiled with aloe
soft as fern
accented with reggae root

Brown Brown bright eyes
soak in every sort of thing

Skin,
finished
smooth as butter

Loose the thread
and gasp
as the hand of God
mocks
every
wooden
forgery
ever
forged

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ChristopherMiller