Lewis Morley's Photograph of Christine Keeler Sitting the Wrong Way Round on a Copy of a Arne Jacobsen Chair (UK) 1963, by Paul Jones
Lewis Morley's Photograph of Christine Keeler Sitting the Wrong Way Round on a Copy of a Arne Jacobsen Chair (UK) 1963.
The back turned to us (the chair’s), the uncertain slant of light,
reveal and conceal, to a thirteen year old boy’s delight,
hints at what had happened in the infamous honey trap.
Elbows hide her boobs, no shins shown, shadowed darkened kneecaps,
through a rough cut off-center handhold, almost worth the view,
a bit of bare belly. But even that is shadowed too.
Quaint now. That was a different time, a different world.
The chair, the winner, became more an icon than the girl.
Paul Jones’ poetry has been published in Poetry, Snapdragon: a Journal of Art and Healing, and in anthologies including Best American Erotic Poems (1800 - Present). Recently, he was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and two Best of the Web Awards. His chapbook is What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common. A manuscript of his poems crashed on the moon’s surface April 11, 2019.
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