Dorothy Parker

courtesy Dorothy Parker Society

She was an Olympian of insolence
leaving cheekiness for children
and the impatient

she wore it like squash blossoms
like a red moon
like skin

her magnificent impertinence
took no prisoners
on the road to self-loathing

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