cook_dining out 1995

Beryl Cook ,  Dining Out

Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago:



Jolluxnoun – Slang phrase used in the late 18th century to describe a “fat person”

Come with me.

Together mittens clutched

from the cold blue fingers

of December,

sent on a mission

to the tropics

where I can dance in my multiflora muumuu

with nothing on underneath,

and feel my flesh breathe and giggle

rollicking my many chins

licking egg roll grease

from my egg roll gold fingers.


Surrender to the

Tapestry dance you pest-

try to get away from me.



I love these paintings by the British painter Beryl Cook:

Beryl Cook Dancing Class


Beryl Cook Dog Love






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