Folliet Poetry: Pips & Quips

1

DESIRING

we can’t govern our affections”

Washington Square-Henry James

hungry for the one thing everybody loses-

young loving”

Jazz-Toni Morrison

Which is it, Aphrodite?

What say you, John Keats?

Beauty & Truth?

Or

Beauty & Youth?

Just asking….

2

COPING

-for CAT-

a toke at 10 for one

a taste at 11 the other

cool libations at lunch for 2

together or alone

smart girls know what to do

3

YEARNING

Youthful yearning?

Or

Yearning for youth?

Which years are more fun?

4

POETRY

Attack the didactic

All right & yet

Who better than the poets

To light the way

Toward elusive

Beauty, truth, peace?

5

A SNAPPY APERÇU

A quippy girl is equipped

For life

&

Its assaults

Sexist or otherwise