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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Outboard Vagina Tanka

for Hilary Mantel

walking along
the line of doctors and nurses
Margaret Thatcher
whirls her handbag around
like an outboard vagina

Atlas Poetica, 20, January 2015

Note: this is a found tanka based on the Spiegel interview with Hilary Mantel (author of The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher), titled "What’s Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly"