Gentlemen prefer blonde — Crystals
Like that bitch in Dynasty
Fake and cheap, it doesn’t matter
Honey sometimes; lemon always
I will make you pucker up
Marvelous upon the finger
Mansfield    Marilyn    Madonna
Rose of Sharon turned to Stone
I am quartz — in Slavic, “hard”
What is hard opens the heart
Channel to the Holy Spirit
Powering the Pleiades’ ship
I am As You Like It’s Touchstone
Singing out the Truth in drag
Clearing mucus from the larynx
Billy Crystal loves me only
For the moment like Apollo
What this world needs now is Stones
Dusty Springfield teams of fruit flies
Goddessly gentles, I tell you
Be fruits and don’t multiply


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About the Work

Richard Marx Weinraub

Related to the Marx Brothers through his mother, Richard Marx Weinraub was born in New York City in 1949; he was a Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico from 1987 through 2010.  A book of his poetry entitled Wonder Bread Hill was published in 2002 by the University of Puerto Rico Press.  His poetry has appeared in many journals including The Paris Review, Asheville Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Measure, The Evansville Review, Slate, and River Styx. A Spanish translation of Wonder Bread Hill was recently published by Terranova Press.  A chapbook of his poetry entitled Heavenly Bodies was published in 2008 by Poets Wear Prada Press, and a poem from it was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize.  In 2012, Poets Wear Prada will publish his full-length book of poetry entitled Lapidary.

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