Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I saw them in the movies
my Mom told me seams
must always be straight

I wasn't allowed to wear
stockings until I was way
past eight, garter belt rose

I slid those stockings over
my toes, one foot then the
other, worked them up

my legs encased in hose
silky sheen no seams
milky white above

December Flock

White ibis fly west at sunset
over my head in V formation
bellies scarlet reflect