lower body wrap

Woman With a Towel, 1898, Edgar Degas

Woman With a Towel, 1898, Edgar Degas

lower body wrap

fabric wrinkles in her hand:
uneven, asymmetric, flexible,
button-less, never scratchy.

effect and causation.
a careful calibration.
dedication, decoration,
operation, improvisation:

drape it.
throw it.
peel it like paste —
a belly-dancer’s veil.

mass consumption.
don’t’ make a presumption.
a classic resumption.
show a little gumption:

show a little tit.
show a little ass.
sprinkle rectus abodominus.
raw leg’s healthy sex appeal.

melt into subduction,
in this place of seduction.
conduction, abduction…
don’t make a big production —
it’s a cheap reproduction.

rich colored background.
soft colored skin.
fabric drenched in softener.
softly tactile.
wrap it up.


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 163

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ 91

Image credits: The Horrible Forest by *pesare on deviantart

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on April 7, 2013, in D’verse Poets Pub, Magpie Tales, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Sensual and sassy!

  2. I love the first and third verses especially- the tone of them is quite positive and optimistic!

  3. That probably says just about it all…….fine aspects covered here!

  4. A beautiful poem for this Degas painting. Bathing women is a popular theme at this time in history. Your words do it justice.

  5. The complete package here Zong ‘ who could resist ?

  6. ha…its a cheap reproduction…that line jumped out…nice double meaning in it as well….ha….cool response….

  7. I like the use of rhyme and repetition in this poem. It sounds sensual. I love it with the prompt.


  8. Such a dream piece…!!

    I am truly amazed how that painting has taken us venturing into new paths…

    paint me in many hues, not just black

  9. Playful and sensual at the same time – a difficult balance, managed very neatly here.

  10. You fell in love with that towel. So did I.

  11. A cheap reproduction…giggle…sexy hip cute piece…

  12. A rockin’ sexy mama!

  13. Clever and strikingly different…

  14. very cool how the parts can be read separately as well…very cool last stanza…wrap it up..ha..smiles

  15. Cool double meanings. Nicely done.

  16. A very erotic and lovely piece!

  17. I’ve always loved that painting and I like your poem.

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