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Seriously Underdressed

Acid washed

Jeans, bitten down

Fingernails, I’ve been

Uptight all

This week wishing

Invisibility,

Scented tissue

I can tease

Into flowers, same

As ever My heart-

shaped collapsible

Locket is still

Missing & I miss

Wearing it open,

I remember a black

Fog inside so

Combed through, trapped

And willingly

Shining me on

Credit


From Stranger in Town (City Lights Publishers; Reprint edition, 2010) by Cedar Sigo. Copyright © 2010 by Cedar Sigo. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Cedar Sigo

Cedar Sigo is the author of Royals (Wave Books, 2017). He lives in San Francisco, California.

Date Published: 2015-04-08

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/seriously-underdressed