Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26th Poem - The Ridiculous Woman




THE RIDICULOUS WOMAN

I’m a ridiculous woman
in a ridiculous body
wearing ridiculous clothes.
My eyes are two buttons,
my nose a clothespin,
my mouth, half a crayon,
ears, shells of odd size,
hands, empty mittens.
My feet I refuse to describe.
My dreams are of noodles,
my hair, spinach green.
I’m the most ridiculous woman
I’ve ever seen.





from Singing Magic by Barbara Alfaro
© Barbara Alfaro