Piquance

 
Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, Toni Frissell (source: Library of Congress)
Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, Toni Frissell (source: Library of Congress)

agreeable, peaceable
congeniality: kindled
inflamed by something
together feeling something
unnamed, a woman on stage
will be looked at, judged
correct, there to make peace,
not fuss, have enough
personality but not too much
a biddable beauty
with the right amount of calamansi
to wear the crown of Miss Philippines

Ivy Alvarez

Author: Ivy Alvarez

Ivy Alvarez’s collections include The Everyday English Dictionary (Paekakariki Press), Hollywood Starlet (dancing girl press), and Disturbance (Seren). Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived in Wales for a decade, before arriving in New Zealand in 2014. ivyalvarez.com

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