Wednesday, December 13, 2006

peach dress by Ivy Alvarez

too much skin
to fit in

she arches out against the bite
of teeth

recoiling avoiding curving away
her peach dress betrays

she tries to turn away
from naïveté

the zip tries to hold everything in
until the zip bit in

and teeth bit out
their sharp constellations


Ivy Alvarez is the author of Mortal (Red Morning Press, 2006) and the editor of A Slice of Cherry Pie (The Private Press & Half Empty/Half Full), a chapbook anthology of poems inspired by David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

This is part of a series of poems from invited poets. Previous contributors were Luke Heeley, Joe Ross, George Szirtes and Elizabeth Spackman. Illustration by Jonathan Wonham.


Patry Francis said...

Wonderful poem. I love Ivy Alvarez!

Ivy said...

Patry, you're making me blush... Hee! Thank you. And thank you, Jonathan, for publishing my work. :-)

Anonymous said...

Fine new vein of inspiration