Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Saturday, November 20, 2004

new poetry, medusa in oil | published in

Medusa in Oil
Slut, she imagines herself
In riches. An Indochine seductress
Oiled yellow skin on which men
Will slip. Spit, fingers greedily seeking
A thing they cannot name. Teats hang
Flat, as pastry bags, emptied of their
Sweetness. Nursemaid to the wounded (link for more...)

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