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What She Knew

written by: Michael Ball



She hated her own small teeth
—thought they looked like Chiclets.

She chose smarmy Claude.
Her friends did not want her to want him.
He was not bright enough for her
or mannered enough for any of us.
She wouldn’t have it.
She said she liked his looks.

“Sometimes,” she told us,”
“pretty is enough.”

Michael Ball

Michael Ball

Michael Ball scrambled from daily and weekly papers through business and technical pubs. Satisfaction and feeling like a writer came through blogging and podcasting, mostly political. Born in OK and raised in rural WV, he became more citified in Manhattan and Boston. He joined the Hyde Park Poets Workshop two years ago, and will never again write a manual or help system. He has moderate success placing poems in print and online.
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