"She's eating roses on toast with tulip butter"

Praying for her mirror to stay young;
On its no longer gilted surface
This message she has scrawled:
‘O somewhere between Heaven and Woolworth’s
I live I love I scold
I keep kingfishers in their cages
And goldfish in their bowls.’

(Brian Patten)

Burlesque dancer Leyla Rose.

Burlesque dancer Leyla Rose.


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