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Your Mother Wears a House Dress


If your house
is a dress
itíll fit like
Los Angeles
red sun
burning west,
deserts, fields,
for certain it will
drape even
a boy no less
boy in disrepair
wandering from shore
to crest, others
mistake his
searching for
despair, no,
never, but
for thirst,
cloaked as
he is, warm,
radiant in a
house dress.


Joseph O. Legaspi

Poetry

December 2016


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