Look at the word
Perhaps the Parkette is of French origin
coquette, fillette, barrette...
After such words I imagine the Parkette
with rosy cheeks
and bows in its hair
ankle-socks Mary-Janes daisy-chains
One Parkette painting the otherís toenails.
A Parkette sounds like a creature
prone to engage in such activities as
It doesnít throw a ball very well
but might enjoy gymnastics
or synchronized swimming.
This Parkette is delicate
a beautiful flower
covered in dew beads,
an alluring female charm deep inside
radiating from within
like the steam from the subway grate
across the street
from the small
of grass and curled weeds
complete with bench and sign
(Nov 14, 2001)