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15Mar

Poem of the week: An Improver by Lesbia Harford

A private moment at work in an Australian factory in the 1920s is charged with candid eroticism

An Improver

Maisie’s been holding down her head all day,
Her little red head. And her pointed chin
Rests on her neck that slips so softly in
The square-cut low-necked darling dress she made
In such a way, since it’s high-waisted, too,
It lets you guess how fair young breasts begin
Under the gentle pleasant folds of blue.

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