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Friday, July 29, 2011

Poetic Asides Wednesday prompt asked for an " opposite" poem here are several

A tiny be-curled girl
sits size placed
first row
first seat
first school
week finally
here
waiting
in new shoes
even underwear
stiff with newness
piano echoes a chord
dust motes float
in sun lighted shafts
silence ripples
as Principal
descends the
stage stairs
to stand center
aisle close
enough to
inhale her
talcuumed musk
the mothballed
antiquity of her
black skirt
her high neck
starched shirt
as forms
icicles from
dusty lips
under dead eyes
and the tiny
girl sparkling eyed
grips the seat
until tiny fingers
drain of blood
as she fills
with the sudden
profane possibility
seeing herself rise
in her
seat to smack
with her hot
damp hand
life into that
sullen,
parchment personage
threatening
promising
to obliterate all
excitement
vowing in bored round tone
to rip
all vestige of
individuality out
by the root
unless she is
stopped by a
tiny hand loosening


~
2. Haikued Couple

Intense, passionate
heart pounding at falling sun
world spins in beauty

Calmly collected
sees shadowed newspaper
moves toward dinnertime

~

Lightly Shadowed

In the sunshine
skipping
circles
barefoot
in the
fourth
summer
ever
sundress
flashing
pink hearted
panties
accepted
as invitation
by the guy
in the shadows
still hidden

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