“She shifts in sunlight down the stairs with nothing on, nor on her mind”

NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE
~ by X. J. Kennedy

Toe after toe, a snowing flesh,
a gold of lemon, root and rind,
she shifts in sunlight down the stairs
with nothing on. Nor on her mind.

We spy beneath the bannister
a constant thresh of thigh on thigh.
Her lips imprint the swinging air
that parts to let her parts go by.

One-woman waterfall, she wears
her slow descent like a long cape
and pausing on the final stair,
collects her motions into shape.

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In the 1960s Joe Kennedy pays homage to the Marcel Duchamp painting of 1912, an icon of modernism.

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Author: MDM

Michael Dennis Mooney is a student of humor and witticism in verse. At this site he is compiling a selection of the best works using extended metaphor in poetry, with a special interest in satire, parody, and humor. Suggestions are welcome. Send your citations of favorites, by email, to mike.mooney.home@gmail.com He has a site "New Writings" at http://jcbcast.blogspot.com And a site for essays, 'His Epistles To The Philistines" at http://tothephilistines.wordpress.com

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