Doug McHargue’s “Lipstick Tailfins” after Tom Devlin


Tom Devlin, Cadillac Tailfin

Doug McHargue

after “The Cadillac Tailfin” by Tom Devlin

Tailfins burst out of metal,
scarlet like silvered lipstick
tubes a woman carries,
pulls from purse to sweep lips,
paint color of beating hearts
on dried up mouths
out of soft words,
words that can charm,
bedevil, ask for a ride
in this car the color of prom gowns,
its roar, the breath of younger gods.

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3 Responses to Doug McHargue’s “Lipstick Tailfins” after Tom Devlin

  1. Douglas Anne McHargue says:

    “Thanks so much Bud and Patricia

  2. Bud Caywood says:

    I just love Doug McHargue’s work!

  3. Patricia Deaton says:

    Fantastic poem , Doug!!

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