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One of Marcia Muldoon's Poems...

June 22nd, 2006 (06:07 pm)

From that book I found, when she was my High School "Advanced Creative Writing
Instructor" my Senior Year in the LA Basin.

GIRLS FROM

ST. BERNADINE HIGH

SCHOOL 1966


On Saturday nights
our virginity bothered us
to Mary Clare's parties
where we tricked our
catechism consciences
with Sloe Gin
(a week of sacrificed
Hostess Twinkies)
waiting for the boys
like nervous nuns
on First Communion Sundays,
Oh!
The boys knew their sermon.
Ordained surf bums
sunburned smart-alecks
ushering our sex
in the back seat of Randy's
woodie:
dark-kissing confessional of hands.
We hated their fingers
sneaky as older sisters
with our breasts:
holy secrets
shy at their plumpness.
Ripe
as August plums
ripeness that
spilled sap
stained Scapulars
guilty with flesh

Comments

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
relax.....

ah, you could have been a punk rock singer..........

Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
lovers leap

She's a very cool lady, and quite the good poet. "sneaky as older sisters" That's just great imagery.

Posted by: Laurie A (chevrefeuilles)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
fromwhenceshecame

i enjoyed that. 1966 wasn't so different from 1986 for catholic schoolgirls, apparently.

that book is quite a find!

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