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Glimmer Girls – Helen Ruggieri

Glimmer Girls - Helen Ruggieri

Glimmer Girls – Helen Ruggieri

Paper, saddlestitched, 40 pp
$8.00 plus s&h
1999, ISBN 0-932412-16-5

Poems that evoke the author’s blue-collar, rock ‘n’ roll young womanhood. Sharp, gritty, honest and well-crafted.

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Shoo Doobie Doobie Do
by Helen Ruggieri

Chuck Berry duckwalks across stage.
We clap and scream.
We’re yelling “Maybelline”
rocking up on the balls of our feet.
Nobody sits.
Down front they dance in the aisle
pushing and tugging in double time.
“Why cancha be true. . . .”

About ten rows down the guy
I like puts his arm around
a dark haired girl with spit curls.

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