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Darling, Your Are the World’s Fresh Ornament

Darling, you are the world’s fresh ornament.

Ne’er a bigger bloom could a seeker find

Than this that you, dear fool, have on displayment.

The displacement of my gentle mind

To boudoir regions, gaudy cunning luxury,

Has my old self-substantial petrol in short supply.

To run this rearing gal, the new polished buxomry

Demands a man-the night’s auto reply

To teenish hungers doesn’t cut it.

Give me tender pullings of the world one way

And another, and I’ll give right back.

That’s the way to increase, to fight the lack.

from Having Been an AccompliceFind it in the library

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Published in Laura Cronk Poems

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