Juicy Couture

Make my clothes dripping,
and make them organ and smoke.
Make me an outfit with mutable bloom,
an envy magnet. Make
me a fabric that changes
the subject. Truss me like a bottle
filled with artificial blue or red
to suit my character, full of holes
to suggest suggestion. I'd like
transport but also love bucket
and disputed borders.
— Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Milk and Filth

All poems, art, and photos are public domain, creative commons, or used by permission of author or publisher. From Milk and Filth © 2013 Carmen Gimenéz Smith. Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona Press. Photo by Rising Damp, via Flickr.
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Art by Gail Nadeau

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