Friday, March 18, 2016

A Poem by Norma Ketzis Bernstock

What He Did

He called her doll baby,
pussy cat, sweet pea of mine.

Called her hungry whore,
hell-bent, wild-eyed wench.

Called her baby doll delight,
honey comb caress.

She loved satin and pink
baby doll the best.

Hated black and blue
wild-eyed wench.

Norma Ketzis Bernstock's poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Connecticut River Review, Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Stillwater Review, Exit 13, Edison Review and the anthology, Paterson, the Poets' City.  Her chapbook, Don't Write a Poem About Me After I'm Dead, was published in 2011.  Her previous achievements include a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and recognition by the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

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