girl on ice

Image: Bert Stern
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they tickle you with tinsel
roll you in pretty paper and
then set you on fire


they place you on the lips
of dream makers
housewives and presidents


who pull you in like oxygen
you glide out smiling
figure skating


making tragically beautiful curlicues
it’s sweet for a time
before they put to you sleep


a thousand years stretched out
like a cat in the bed of the H
happy birthday to you all


Hollywood
and
good night


Rene ~ December 2011
Happy New Year

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25 thoughts on “girl on ice

  1. Oh I liked the lines…'They place you on the lipsOf dream makers..'How true. I enjoyed reading this one.Thanks for Sharing. Wish you have a happy new year. May you have peace, love and prosperity.Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivayahttp://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/12/whisper-no-one-is-there-in-living-haiku.htmlAt Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  2. This is powerful, Rene. My favourite so far, anyhow. I also hadn't heard the word curlicue for years…..so it was nice to even just read that!A Happy New Year to you and your family!

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