Brenda Carbosier has hairy nostrils (#12)

Brenda Carbosier has hairy nostrils (#12)

Original Text

Wendy Agnew, "#12,"The Lillian Lectures (Toronto: Coach House Books, 1998).

1Brenda Carbosier has hairy nostrils
2so the nose fairies
3could cluster in there
4and keep warm
5waiting for her to eat
6her pumpkin pie
7She has the best food
8And then at night
9they'd lower themselves down
11and eat the crumbs off her lips.
13let's put some gravy in your nose
14for the nose fairies
15Then they'll make sure
16the operation
17goes OK


10] Rapunzel: heroine in a Grimm's fairy tale who, after a witch locked her in a tower, pulled her prince and lover up by letting down her long golden hair. Back to Line
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