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On Losing a Sun Tan

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Batter bold,

Fried golden woman behold.


Fried is only a letter away from friend

Friend when a letter?


Fat and meat must refrigerate; I was told.

You are fat and meat; I was told.


“The thickest skin is fried chicken,”

Thinks this chicken woman.


“Sexy isn’t crispy; it’s cold

Real cold.”


Out I slide the metal refrigerator shelves,

Feeling metal my selves.


I fold heels to butt, knees to chest,

Thighs to my stomach fold. 


What butt?

But nature at her joints cut.


Mycology cries for attention, “Mold!

Come mold!”