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While Just Thinking Pink

©Shers Gallagher 2014
In the very rudeness of innocence and health, 
in the banal blushes of in-your-face femininity,
PINK
genteelly crosses politics with its flair for poetics 
in the orchestrations of a raunchy girl’s band.

This is PINK 
at its best and worst,
for it is ostentation
coloured in cruel overtones that are not to be ignored. 

PINK is the colour of spy panthers 
charged with espionage as flamingos loiter close by 
in shameless settings of the unapologetic rich.

And it’s PINK’s adorable flair for playing at underwear espionage
in the advertisement of free panties with every naughty-but-nice purchase
in the midst of diabetics gambling on that dying rush of sticky sweetness
while just thinking PINK.

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