p
o
e
m
s

Diamonds are a girl’s

best friend; so let her have them.

My work is strictly

 

for the primitive

sex and I deal only in

pearls. In my showroom

 

you will find any

assortment of boys

dripping with them—from the ears,

 

wrists. You should see the

dapper ones, all clamoring

for my necklaces.

 

The pearl is simply

biological, full of

life, necessary.

 

See that one there, fat

and smooth, gleaming as if wet,

oyster’s gift to man.

 

I polish the boys

to the pearl’s luster. Look how

they glow, born for this.

 

The secret is in

the display; it’s within them

too, such luxury.

Dante Micheaux is the author of Amorous Shepherd. He lives in London and New York.

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