Category D 

Shirley Jones-Luke

Dance with this wildflower. Your attempts at satisfying me 

leave me depressed. You're on a downward spiral. Pull up!

Pull up!  


Each entry into my opening, does not go deep enough. The depth is a dilemma. Width is an

issue, too.  I need width.  My legs are V-shaped.  Drop the ball into the end zone. Score                    

a victory.


Don't be mad. Sexual satisfaction is an art form. You're not an artist. You like to dabble.          

My canvas desires paint that will go beyond my surface.  Not a drop of you.


Dance with this wildflower. Bring me up from the depths. Don't be afraid. I wish to be released

from the doldrums. I daydream as I wait for you to cream.  This wildflower deserves more.

Shirley Jones-Luke is a poet and a writer. Ms. Luke lives in Boston, Mass. and is a native of Dorchester. She has an MFA from Emerson College. Her work has appeared in Adanna, Deluge, Fire Poetry, and Vox Poetica. Shirley will be a participant at VONA and Tin House this summer.