Second place in the Worst Love Poem/Flash Fiction Contest goes to Amy Schrader! Congratulations Amy! Enjoy reading "Valentine Poem," and check back tomorrow for the first place winner!
Consider thistle . Thorn & prickle.
Beloved, how we're slapped & tickled!
I'm petticoated, crinolined. Your Gibson
Girl upon the beach, your Wonder Woman,
a pinned-up pin-up: say chignon,
mon petit chou, fillet mignon.
Exaggerate, conceal: these we do
& very well. I'm hourglass, I'm bell,
a gust of wind will set me swinging.
I'm ankled & I'm bare. We're peeking
underneath the cage, the watch-
spring sprung & all my skirts
are flown up in my face. We're on the floor
& laughing clear. Je t'aime. Je vous adore.