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Glossy Expectations
William Everett


Round red lips pubaceous
Smile in the glossy of the party
frozen on the yellowing page,
A sentimental daiquiri
of tender expectations.
How, with whom and where
will teasing eyes find their reflection?
Who will find the woman
in the girl in the taffeta gown?

© 2010 by William Everett.
Used with the author’s permission.



William Everett is a writer, woodworker, and liturgist. A retired professor of Christian ethics, he lives in Waynesville, North Carolina. William's first post-academic book was an "eco-historical" novel, Red Clay, Blood River, exploring the connections between America's Trail of Tears and South Africa's "Great Trek." His first volume of poetry, Turnings: Poems of Transformation, was followed by a volume of reflections, Sawdust and Soul: A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality. Two books about worship, including William's poetic liturgies, will be published in the fall of 2024. Learn more about him and his work at, where he journals regularly.



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