Frank de Canio: Revised Review
How strange that someone I ignore
because of her prosaic look
begins to read, the more I pore
inside her, like a darn good book.
Despite her page’s dowdy mien
that contravenes aesthetic norms,
she grows poetic in-between
the lines as irony informs
those sentences I read as prose.
But when her fancy fashions tropes
she dons a literary pose
that almost rivals Poe’s and Pope’s.
And mannerisms I deplore
develop like a metaphor.
Frank de Canio in: Stepping Stones Magazine, August 15, 2010.