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pink-think (a primer for girls of other colors)

Evie Shockley

sunk in the pink of wealth: stinky in
         pink: rolling in bank that doesn’t account
for an interest in violet. pink eye: not

a medical condition, but the ability to spot
         a good deal. pink rose, agency’s paradox:
no passive princess: a pig for power.

powder-puff? rare meat? half-moons, just
         above the cuticles, hover over pink squares
of terra firma. a pretty panther, stealing along

a sax solo on pink pads, gets down with
         the claws. mamí says, if life hands you poverty,
sell pink lemonade. yeah
, mama says, and

         don’t forget your tutu is a bishop,
and winks.

Evie Shockley

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