Stick Dressing

by Oonah V. Joslin


She won’t use a stick
says she’s fine
sips a cup of
skinny pointless
tea.

She just makes sticks for show
handles like swans
fish heads carved in bone
buffalo horn
or antler
precision-polished
to win.

She limps to work
does circuits at the gym
runs circles round me with my two good
hips. To prove the point.

Sticks are for sissies.


Copyright © 2011 by Oonah V. Joslin

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