An Ode to Skimpy Clothes from Darryl Whetter and Arc

The Thong

less as more.
finally, book design
that favours the back,
a shallow river
covering the valley floor.
a lonely jib sail
fluttering free of the main

as if a skeleton
flew out of its bird,
a quick migration
from runways to Sears to middle school.
a lean, panting arrival
of backbone and breast feathers

minimalism writ small.
that bisector strip echoing
the spine in miniature
exposing nearly all
yet still inciting
total sedition,
silk deposition

Darryl Whetter is the author of three books of fiction and Origins: Poems. He is currently at work on a book of smut poems and a third novel.

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