Gold Lipstick and the End of Summer

Melissa Broder

Who knows what old ladies are?
They want their copies back
Some cannot recall past lives
This must be satisfying
I must be lazy
I can barely grow old
I am hiding in the bottom drawer
All my girls are there

Aloha girls
Road-stained warrior trucking girls
Ski holiday village girls
Girls with forks of fat
Saintly girls on rosary hum
Disco marigolds
Gingerbread goodie-goodies
Little punk rabbits.

Melissa Broder
Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder is the author of two collections of poems, Meat Heart (Publishing Genius, 2012) and When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother (Ampersand, 2010). Recent poems appear in Guernica, Court Green, Redivider, The Awl, Barrelhouse, et al. She edits La Petite Zine and curates the Polestar Poetry Series in NYC.