#poem #poetry #amwriting sonnet to 1680

Sonnet to 1680

before the vagina was the mop
beneath the merkin of the cropped
the sheath or scabbard took lusty knife
or plump the grain of the trusty wife
thus passed the girdle to the hips
never more to shape the lips
   of the fabled vase

the cover torn to make a rip
was rooted by the wag - to break or bite
the hollow root of wood so tight