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Monday, 19 August 2013 19:59

Taboo or Not Taboo?

Taboo or Not Taboo?


Latex glove in the bedroom.

Latex skirt in the boardroom.


Girdle and stockings under Roosevelt.

Garter belt and fishnets under Bush.


Inked “Mom” on Marine’s forearm.

Inked orchid on the teacher’s ankle.


Diamond studded earrings for you wife.

Rhinestone studded tongue for your daughter.


Three inch pumps at the office.

Six inch stiletto at the market.


Standing on tiptoe at the barre.

Collapsed, tipsy at the bar.


Beating her down with your fist.

Beating her down with your words.


You Choose.

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Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Shawn Aveningo Sanders is a globally published, award-winning poet who can’t stand the taste of coconut, eats pistachios daily and loves shoes … especially red ones! (redshoepoet.com) Shawn’s work has appeared in over 100 literary journals and anthologies.  She’s a Pushcart nominee, co-founder of The Poetry Box, managing editor for The Poeming Pigeon and was the journal designer for VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices and visions. Shawn is a proud mother of three and shares the creative life with her husband in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon.

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