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Summer In The Country

Charles Simic

One shows me how to lie down in a field of clover.
Another how to slip my hand under her Sunday skirt.
Another how to kiss with a mouth full of blackberries.
Another how to catch fireflies in jar after dark.

Here is a stable with a single black mare
And the proof of God's existence riding in a red nightgown.
Devil's child--or whatever she was?
Having the nerve to ask me to go get her a whip.

Added: 24 Aug 2001 | Last Read: 17 Aug 2017 5:09 PM | Viewed: 6643 times

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