The Effigy (repost for friend)

by Kate Demeree

The Effigy
1/10/03 Kate L. Reynolds

Dressed in black strips
A red ribbon knotted at the throat
Lifeless marble blue eyes
Blooded fingertips
Raw from plucking heart strings
Skewered on a silver shaft
Rag doll fashion
She hangs beneath leafless
Gnarled branches
Feet seeming to dance
Blown by frosty gusts
Scraping small furrows
In ice covered earth
Which are filled instantly
By falling snow
Skin once ivory
Now cold blue glass
The image spotlighted
By speeding headlights
One brief moment of fame





Posted on 09/05/2003
Copyright © 2021 Kate Demeree

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/09/03 at 01:01 PM

this poem is as graceful as astaire feet

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