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Coifed and arranged with views just so...



Coifed and arranged with views just so...
By Zyskandar A. Jaimot on 10/09/2007
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Coifed and arranged with views just so...


These older women of fashionable Palm Beach

self anointed lunchtime judges

of the best neighborhoods

Devout
in their swirling robes of piety meet
passing around serious gossip higgledy-piggledy
Protected and secure
guarding their wand of tainted tradition
Placed atop a leisurely linened luncheon table
The main course
heated in the best double boiler
of barely bubbling souls
An idle day dining on lobster bisque
its bloodless carapace ground down
for just the proper flavour

Delicately scented

with a vintage sherry's fragrant epistemology

Plattered and offered from ancienne tureens


This moneyed midday circle
where five familial branches
are sufficient to make some social significance
Among bibelots and bijouteries
The affected ornaments of overdoing
as the grisaille paneling
once smiling bright from the walls of a palace
grimaces in yellowing torpor

The Latin-American housegirl

will clear the table
as if she were a well-trained pet on a leash
All acknowledge her with polite tight mouths
All at this tribunal are in accord
Sentencing her to be happy


far away from those despicable military dictators

that would surely drag her down to servitude
All of this gathering pleased they could supply
someone so disadvantaged with a home and clothes
Spotless starched uniforms
The required outfit of caring captivity
As she totes her shining silver tray
back to her light and airy servant’s shell
from which cries of anguish never intrude
on those purposeful women
Lacquered and hardened with views just so
Passing the time of righteous generations
in self anointed judgment
Permanently frozen in imperious postures
All eyes the deep colour of delft blue
hard as the porcelain
Continuing to shine a heritage
of smug and indifferent coldness.




© By Zyskandar A. Jaimot On 10/9/2007 6:12:01 PM
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