28 Dec 2009

Doris -- Miriam Loftus

you’ve let yourself go
you old cow
he said once too often –
and so she did
pack the suitcase
load the handbag
she did
let herself go.

Source: Porter, D & Millett, J (eds) 1989, ‘On Struggle Street – An Anthology of New Poets’, Poetry Australia 122, South Head Press, Port Melbourne.

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