Figuring an average of three times a week
since a gangly girl of twelve, I’m
sure it’s over seven thousand times
I’ve shaved my legs, scraped them sleek.
From my heels to knees’ Pike’s Peaks   
climbs a rough four feet of prime
real estate to clear. The total time
I’ve spent with Bics and nicks? Two weeks!
Enough to take a trip to La Belgique,
where hirsute legs would
add to my mystique.

Barbara Lydecker Crane

If you have any comments on this poem, Barb Crane would be pleased to hear them.

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