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On Foreign Women

Fraser Sutherland
From:   Matuschka Case: Selected Poems 1970-2005. Toronto: TSAR, 2006.


You ask me why I'm attracted to foreign women
and I'll try to put the matter simply.

Foreign women never ask questions,
they have all the answers.
Foreign women are flexible
because they're used to invasions,
they're good in bed because they have
centuries of breeding.

Foreign women have tact.
I'd let a foreign woman poison me.

Foreign women are women
but they have an extra something:
I think it's their charming accent.

Foreign women are intelligent.
For a foreign woman even a Hollywood film
has sub-titles.

Foreign women, if they have problems,
have interesting problems
and maintain superiority
over their psychiatrists.

Foreign women are good travellers.
She'll put her head on your shoulder.



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