Monday Poem: “Lollipop Girls” by Tiel Aisha Ansari

The Monday Poem

Today I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite poets: Tiel Aisha Ansari. I came across her blog, “Knocking from the Inside,” by accident while surfing the internet one day and was immediately hooked. I’ve never before met a writer whose work could so consistently amaze and delight me.

Lollipop Girls by Tiel Aisha Ansari

Lollipop girls are posing on sticks
attracting attention
getting their kicks
high over the crowd.
Everyone licks
the lollipop girls.

Candy-cane fellow got hung in a case
trapped behind glass
hiding his face.
Don’t like attention?
It’s a disgrace
to the candy-cane race.

Bon-bon people are so good to look at
no good to eat
sugary-sweet
will rot out your teeth—
don’t give it up
for a bon-bon treat.

You can find the poem here, along with the image that inspired it, and I definitely encourage you to check out the rest of the blog if you enjoy poetry.

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