Gemini Magazine
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It's time to put
on that pleated red skirt—
expose those long
and repressed gams
cap them with stiletto heels,
give a sacrilegious high step
to that grimacing higher power
in his divine ivory tower.
This is a skirt
to skirt the commandments
faultless
in its many flaws—
moon the stained windows
dirty dance on
the church's floors.
by Doug Holder
SKIRTING
THE
COMMANDMENTS
Doug Holder's poetry and
prose have appeared in The
Long Island Quarterly, Muddy
River Review, The Endicott
Review, Harvard Mosaic and
many other journals. He is the
founder of the Ibbetson Street
Press. He teaches writing at
Endicott College in Beverly,
Mass and Bunker Hill Community
College in Boston.