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Jackie’s Eyes – Poem by Jade Blackmore February 7, 2014

Posted by vscorpiozine in 1980s, Veteran Poets.
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Painting by Jim Warren

Photo credit :
Jim Warren/Webreel.com

Jackie’s eyes are black-rimmed and wandering,
As she lounges on a hotel sofa with a can of 7-Up,
A willing pawn in a game with prurient interest as the only drawing card.
Posing in a shrunken T-shirt, with her crinkled hair
Strategically unkempt, she could never pass for a dental assistant- but she’d never pose nude.
When Jackie talks, she echoes words from my past,
Defiant, but not dangerous,
Claiming abstinence from birthing babies,
And not caring what people think.
Unafraid, blowing bubblegum in white dress,
A rebel baby-sitter
Looking for Daddy’s porno mags under a
Stack of boxer shorts.
Jackie’s eyes have never lunged at the
Prospect of sable or mink.
They remain adamant on a baseball diamond
Or in a hospital bed.
They never flutter or dribble useless tears.
With a faint rattle of metal and heavy sneakers,
Jackie makes her entrance,
A member of Mr. Blackwell’s worst-dressed list
And proud of it.

Copyright 1983, 2005 Jade Blackmore



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