Wednesday, December 13, 2006
peach dress by Ivy Alvarez
too much skin
to fit in
she arches out against the bite
recoiling avoiding curving away
her peach dress betrays
she tries to turn away
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.