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Liz Bahs has published her poetry in a variety of magazines and journals including Envoi, Iota, Magma, Mslexia, The North, The Rialto. It has placed in the Magma Judge’s Prize 2014, and Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2015, as well as being shortlisted for The Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition 2015. She is an Associate Lecturer for The Open University, writes poetry reviews for Frogmore Press and blogs about writing at: whenyoureadtome.blogspot.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Pox Nude                         [motion blur]

 

 

Through green shag-pile fields, she gallops on

tip toe, brown plastic horse in hand.

 

Her blonde ringlets are looped with beads,

red feathers, a stuffed raccoon tail

 

her big-chief headdress.

Her day begins in bare-skinned battle, limbs

 

daubed with pink splodges, her only cover

to keep the crawling itch at bay.

 

It's a no-holds-barred, cowboy and Indian war,

a prairie ambush with nakedness on display:

 

her milk teeth snarling, herself the squaw-hero

surviving a plague. 

 

 

 

 

 

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