Thursday, November 6, 2008

ALSO

Here are the other poems I made from the work of many many wonderful poets.

I NEED SOMEONE WITH SKIN ON
Unseen,
the gossamer curtain
falls
divides my soul.
Truth stumbles blindly
bruises and bites.

I go slow because I am
practicing non-attachment, but
pieces of me stick to whoevergetstooclose
& must be surgically removed.

Trees are my main weakness.
They grow into me.
You may have seen me high in the elbow
of an elm,
silhouetted against the night sky.

I find a mate once a year
on the coldest night in January,
& our duet makes even the coyotes
cower in their dens.

We block the fist, ease egos,
broker detente. Bandage
wounds. Tend the bruise,
the insult, the scab. Glue
and mop. Grab our time like
dropped money.


LITTLE GIRL LOST
likes chocolate ice cream
her favorite possession a
yellow bike
with a banana seat, plastic basket, streamers gleaming
she reads old men’s minds and chapter books
by judy blume

ribbons of her thoughts
tie her down, sometimes
with meticulous care

strainer of her mind
filters out what ails her
survivor that she is now
but with austerity takes out
the inherent spirit of hers

she stops eating meat
notices the shoes, the belts,
bags made of leather,
feels a shiver when she eyes
the skin stretched
over the couch, the ottoman

skullfingers banjo her ribrattle lids
her barebones grin–

if she carries enough chips
eventually they will become
too heavy to hold or swallow or
chew or lug in a massive bag
she will have to start letting them
fall away


SPEED TRAP
He sits in a corner
like a wombat and watches the flow
of people, the shuffle of feet
with their different sounds
according to the shoe
and to the shape of the person’s face,
to how the line of their lip
curves into the morning

beneath the warm smile
and pleasant gesture the radar eyes
scan the forgotten creases
ruffled hair and smirks
at clandestine getaways

The patrolman’s beam blinds the stars,
in her eyes, his own reflection.
He stands above the mirror
looks down into her pupils.
One of them can learn
a thing or two tonight
but someone must release the light.


THE NECESSITY OF PLAY
One Sunday morning
kids sneak onto the construction site
nothing but a cage of studs & trusses
they play for hours
running from room to imaginary room.

They have layers
and they peel away
all of the layers
thin by thin
skin by skin
and at the core is a hallway with
only open doors.

31 comments:

winedarksea said...

all quite fine

good work

gautami tripathy said...

Very well one. Fine tuned.

ribbons of her thoughts

Annette said...
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yuzublizzard said...

My favorite is "The necessity of play". The ending is just fabulous.

Nathan said...

I can't believe you did all this! Truly impressive.

Rob Kistner said...

These are to be proud of -- especially "The Necessity of Play".

...they peel away
all of the layers
thin by thin
skin by skin
and at the core is a hallway with
only open doors.


excellent... ;)

Julie said...

Holly, this is another winner. Awesome and beautiful!!! I love the prompt you did, too. I said this before, and I'll say it again...I wish I could be in your class! So much fun. But it has also produced some beautiful work here.

I also love the ending. It really makes me think, too. All those layers. How many are really me and how many should just be peeled away? Thanks much. I love it when a poem makes me think!

Julie said...

I should have said I like them all. That one just really stands out. Love the layers:)

holly said...

Thanks guys! Yes, I think the "play" one is my fav. too! It really shows my philosophy of life.

Cynthia said...

I love, need someone with skin
on, a just perfect someone, this
poem speaks volumes, about what
is truly needed in a soulmate.

Cynthia said...

Little girl lost, yes, young girls who stop eating meat and do notice
the large leather bag, large enough
for them to carry themselves in.
Insightful poem.

Jo said...

You did a great job with these, I especially love the first. Hey there *grin*.

holly said...

thank you Cynthia and Jo...hi! *grin* back to ya!

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