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ARTIST : Sally Easterly

PAINTING : Girl with Red Hair

EXHIBITION : “First Friday” arts night, Albany, NY (March 2008)

NOTE : The artist has seen the poem. The poem is also published in the poet’s chapbook Within View (2008).


Small Tease

The redhead seated
with her back to us
has teased out

her long, thick hair
which hangs,
frizzled yet soft,

over the back
of a green chair,
green teasing out

the yellow light washing
all over the room,
yellow teasing out

the black heels
of the shoes
she casually wears :

and so a small painting
of a single girl
can tease out, as though

combed, a small poem,
curl by curl
by curl.


by Therese L. Broderick



About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

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