Breasts all but burst from bras
Now that deep cleavage reigns.
But 1950s ma’s
Taught girls the burn of shame.


George Held publishes his poems, stories, translations & book reviews widely and has been nominated 5 times for a Pushcart Prize. His fourteenth collection of poems, AFTER Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets (Cervená Barva Press), appeared in fall 2010.