O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Calico Girl

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Joe Ambrose, Literary Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: August, 2005
Wear a blouse so the bruise won't show.

Young girl in a calico dress,

Fresh bruise on her arm.

I want to hold her, touch her,

See she comes to no harm.

 

That's not how the city goes,

Say's "Wear a blouse

So the bruise won't show."

 

Young girl in calico pink,

Fresh bruise on her arm.

see more stories from outsideleft's Fiction & Poetry archive »»

Joe Ambrose
Literary Editor

Joe Ambrose has written 14 books, including Chelsea Hotel Manhattan and The Fenian Reader. Joe is currently working on his next book, Look at Us Now - The Life and Death of Muammar Ghadaffi, which is an expanded version of a story first published in the anthology CUT UP! Visit Joe's website for all the latest info: JoeAmbrose.co.uk.

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

Frahm has Five On it
In the best albums of the year, Jason says Nils Frahm takes the 5th spot
Man From Hebden Bridge: An Interview with Author Mark Piggott
Mark's Piggott's new book Out of Office uses London as a backdrop for olympic-sized shenanigans
Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet
Ladilikan by Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet is one of Jason Lewis' favorites of the year
Grant Me The Serenity to Accept the Black Keys I Cannot Change
Black Keys, it's not you, it's me...
Actually, I Think It IS Monkey Music
Is There an App for Daddy Issues?
Stephen Elliot builds an app, Nick Flynn traipses the world, but can you ever get away from dear old dad?
Some of our favorite things...