Monday, March 14, 2016

Poem of the Day: “A Reversion” by Anne Carly Abad, Frequent Contributor and Poet of the Week

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “A Reversion” by Anne Carly Abad, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week.  The poet’s biography may be found in the “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.

A Reversion
Anne Carly Abad

It spouted from the fount of need--
this skinless thing (therefore,
loomed over the cesspool of plastics,
of bleached mestizas and dyed morenas.

Oh, it doesn't take no for an answer.
Spawn of the no-make up movement
and rekindled pride for soft, orange-peel flesh,
it takes masculine and feminine gaze,
captivates all with its bifringent eyes

and we cannot look away
not from that which we've been seeking:
virginity raw
the most frightful state
untouched and untouchable.

Suddenly, we can believe again.

Poet's Notes:  I read an article about people becoming more beautiful, about how--through our own natural selections--the gene pool has upgraded itself. I thought, there must be a limit to all this, a time when beauty becomes hideous and we'll salivate for something that inspires horror instead of awe.

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