A Girlfriend for Prufrock

A not small, not ugly, not quiet, not clumsy gal,
Prone to corners, hiccups, sauces and wine.
Occasionally invited,
But, as a guest, addressed only once and not by all.

A woman-child without absolute truths,
Inclined to sit straight, stand slumped and steal stares.
Intuitively clever
But, in delivery, too eager with wit, too late with flare.

The not-lady, not-graceful, not-charming you,
With a lonely métier she says is best left for two:
To self-involve the self-eschewed
In the hollow of a silver spoon.

This is a reprint of work originally published in Boston Poetry Magazine.

Ana Maria Caballero currently lives in Bogotá, Colombia with her husband and nine-month-old son. During her son’s naps, she created a blog – http:/www.thedrugstorenotebook.co – where she shares her poems and love of literature.

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5 Responses to A Girlfriend for Prufrock

  1. donalmahoney1 says:

    Thanks to Eunoia for introducing me to another fine poet I had never read before.

  2. annettefr says:

    Love this! Thank you 🙂 And enjoy http://bit.ly/1hXFSWe #poetry #poemaday #whenthesunwakes

  3. namelessneed says:

    This is wonderful, Ana. May I reblog it on my “Honestly, I’m A Liar, And other Balances & Imbalances” ?
    https://namelessneed3.wordpress.com/

  4. namelessneed says:

    I love her, Tho’ All girlfriends come and go, talking of Michelangelo

  5. Pingback: Other published works – mid-life

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