February 1967


When first I looked upon them

I thought my eyes did see

a kind of apparition

Half woman and half tree


That sexy face I love so

Pregnant belly and all

Supporting itself on feet

More like a rubber ball


Stately did she stand there

On that misshapen meat

They seemed a larger version

Of Chinese hobbled feet


The toes fast disappearing

An ever growing peds

As though it too possessed a life

And grossly overfed


The skin upon her ankles

Was layered row on row

And if it was still possible

Would grow and grow and grow


The heel alone I recognized

And it gave me the clue

That part of her anatomy

Was housed once by a shoe

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