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Eunice de Souza: Miss Louise

Miss Louise

She dreamt of descending

curving staircases

ivory fan aflutter

of children in sailor suits

and organza dresses

till the dream rotted her innards

but no one knew:

innards weren’t permitted

in her time.

Shaking her graying ringlets:

“My girl, I can’t even

go to Church you know

I unsettle the priests

so completely. Only yesterday

that handsome Fr Hans was saying,

‘Miss Louise, I feel an arrow

through my heart.’

But no one will believe me

if I tell them. It’s always

Been the same. They’ll say,

‘Yes Louisa, we know, professors

loved you in your youth,

judges in your prime.’”

—Eunice de Souza. 

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