A new poem

by George David Clark
Evenings on the Street of Ermine
men with silver find a brothel
where the comely whores, on pedestals,
are dressed in leaves or feathers:
one’s made up to be a peacock;
one, an ibis; one, flamingo;
one, with blossoms on her wrists,
is June magnolia; one is ginkgo.

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George David Clark’s poems appear widely, most recently in Cream City Review, the Missouri Review, and Pleiades. He is the editor of 32 Poems and is a Lilly Fellow, teaching in the honors college at Valparaiso University.

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