Poems of the Week

Drywall Stripper

by Julia Griffin

“Court rules against woman charged after stepchildren saw her topless
Utah judge refuses to overturn lewdness measure in case of Tilli Buchanan, who removed her top while hanging drywall in her own home.”
—The Guardian

In Utah, women may be sued
On legal grounds of being lewd
When patching walls while semi-nude
If witnessed by their husbands’ brood.
Chaste meanings may be misconstrued;
It’s therefore prudent to conclude:
With DIY in Utah, you’d
Best not indulge in nuditude.