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