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“Bitch.” A Poem.

Posted by Richard Conniff on November 27, 2015

Just belatedly read this in The New Yorker.  It’s by Craig Raine, and so good I thought it worth sharing here.  Hilarious to see idiots on Twitter denouncing Raine as a misogynist.  It’s a poem about a dog. Yes. That kind of bitch.

This Weimaraner in spandex,

tight on the deep chest,

webbed at the tiny waist.


The drips and drabs of her dugs:

ten, a tapering wedge,

narrowed toward the back legs.

Wish I could show you the whole poem here, but click on over to The New Yorker and  take the time to enjoy it there.


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