Mullen Imitation

I thought Harryette Mullen’s Trimmings was fascinating this week. She’s very punny and intelligent and I like the way she chose to use material items as a route to express larger social issues or concepts. I would imagine even one of her prose poems took a significant amount of time and consideration to create as there are a lot of double meanings.

Out of admiration I tried to do an imitation poem. This one’s called


Wax oils petroleum and fats smacking onto the crevices of those plump loose lips meant to feast meant for drawing the ogling eyes to keep


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One Response to Mullen Imitation

  1. Prof VZ says:

    Great poem, but part of these creative posts entails close-reading your own creation!

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