Italian Biker Chick

Maralee Gerke

Everyone disappears into
That mystifying smile,
Its timelessness concealing
Her version of the truth.
She looks out of the frame
With brazen confidence.
An ageless presence,
Yet to be unmasked.
Clothed in eternal exhibitionism,
Never revealing her tattoos.

Maralee Gerke is a poet, writer, and basket maker. She has had poems published in Feelings of the Heart, onat Prose-n-Poetry, Shadow Poetry, Beginnings Magazine, and in High Desert Scribe. She lives in central Oregon and is a member of High Desert Writers.