Friday, March 22, 2024

So Many Plumes in My Portfolio

 Oh, I do love to dress in pink and black,

a tabby witch who has crows and flamingos as familiars.

There’s so many plumes in my portfolio no disconnected

shaman can figure out which part of me holds the reason

I need his sage to drive out my impertinence.

When you’re born female, you’re stalked with you must,

you can’t, you should, you shouldn’t…My skin is much

thicker than the apple peel placed between my teeth.

Silly man, you made me who I am…If you don’t like the view,

you shouldn’t have opened the window. 

©Susie Clevenger 2024

Word Garden Word List ~ Poetry Outloud


  1. I enjoyed gave me a smile...especially the last stanza. ("Silly man....") It was nice to hear you read it as well!

  2. I love the idea of having crows and flamingos as familiars! And the sage driving out one's impertinence! I love this poem!

  3. I love the third stanza best, and also the familiars. You are a diamond, Susie. So glad you have joined us at the List.

  4. I love your choice of familiars, and that ending was perfect!

  5. Oooh! Really lands it in those last lines. I especially like “ crows and flamingos as familiars.”