ELIZABETH HARMATYS PARK
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First he noticed her style
Black and white beach dress
Black and white striped beach hat
The over-sized sunglasses she pulled
from a black and white beach bag
Then he appraised her trim figure
I really like your style, he said,
staring at her little black and white bikini
Black and white because I hate yellow,
she said, staring at his marigold shirt
I’m deadly sensitive to killer bees
Elizabeth Harmatys Park is a Wisconsin native, a sociologist, and a peace and prison volunteer. Her poetry has been published in journals, anthologies, and in the Wisconsin Poetry calendar. She is the past recipient of the Jade Ring First Prize in poetry awarded by the Wisconsin Writers Association.
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