By Joseph Lisowski

My daughter, I've taken
the oil which you used
to make your skin shine.

On me, patches of dark
spot red blisters of sensitive skin.
I cannot bear the sun
as well as you had.
(It takes careful weeks
before I turn the color of your day's tan).

I have put on your lotion too
and may use it all.
I hope you don't mind.

Joseph Lisowski is one of the winners from the latest KotaPress Anthology Contest! We here at KotaPress are proud to showcase his work in this way. KotaPress Anthology Vol. 1, No. 2 will be released in Sping 2001. Look for more of Joseph's work there!


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