The most blonde woman in the world – Judy Grahn

I read this poem years ago, and decided to make Helen from Crooked Step a blonde.

Painting: Medusa by Maria Rivans

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The most blonde woman in the world
by Judy Grahn

The most blonde woman in the world
one day threw off her skin
her hair, threw off her hair, declaring
‘Whosoever chooses to love me
chooses to love a bald woman
with bleeding pores.’ Continue reading

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Fairy-tale Logic by A. E. STALLINGS

Love this poem.

 

Fairy-tale Logic

BY A. E. STALLINGS

Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:
Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,
Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat,
Select the prince from a row of identical masks,
Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basks
And snatch its bone; count dust specks, mote by mote,
Or learn the phone directory by rote.
Always it’s impossible what someone asks—

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