Poem by Holly Day


 

The Old Green One

I will make you a music box from a porn star
fill her insides with gears and whistles, a key
that comes out of her navel for turning
in the hot summer sun
or under the stars at night.

When our daughter is older, I will explain the porn star
in the basement, tucked away with your dirty magazines
your crumpled, dented trombone. I will tell her how even music
can be base and indecent, and all that I know
about lonely breasts and constellations.

 

Photography © Su Red

Photography © Su Red

 

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota, since 2000. Her published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and The Book Of, while her poetry has recently appeared in Oyez Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle. Her newest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press.

Su Red is an artist of various mediums, currently residing in the NYC area. You can see more of her work here.

 

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