Three Poems by Marilyn Monroe Patricia Lockwood Poetry

local_library Three Poems by Marilyn Monroe

by Patricia Lockwood

Published in Issue No. 81 ~ February, 2004


The smart one says the eye

is not truly round. His are,

though, fat with looking.


When the hourglass

takes off its dress,

the sand loosens and spreads.

You cannot find a footing

in me. They always said

I was terrible in bed.


They taught my body

to squeeze grapes.

Warm wine pours out.

And once or twice,

a slick skin.