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What I want

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“Mobile garden dress,” by Nicole Dextras, as seen in installation at Todmorden Mills, Toronto, July 2014.

What I want to know is, yellow lady, light midsummer light
yes you, yellow-skirt
dandelion, lionness
potted pothead
on Pottery Road
potting pots

potting about lady
skirting there

yes, you

mellow yellow-dappled hoop
under pleated wear

bodice bodied
basket-boned, pot-bellied pot

how many children under there
madame, my dame?

I want to know how many children
under skirts
under wear

wasp-waisted though
earthen-ware mother

potted mum
yellow mums
mum’s nasturtiums, you say?

I jus’
want to know wish to know

bee-crowned
begowned
(earth-skirt)

ravish
you

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