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 second poetry collection is Disturbance (Wales, UK: Seren Books, 2013), with two shorter collections due for release in 2015: Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press) and The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press). Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, before moving to Auckland, NZ in 2014. www.ivyalvarez.com

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