Thursday, November 6, 2008

From my prompt,

over at Read Write Poem, people came up with some great stanzas.
Here's a poem I made from some of them. Others are in the works.

Office Romance

I move through the world
rough as a rope, taut as all
the promises I’ve ever made.

I lean into you, whisper.
You step out from behind
your executive desk, tell me
I smell like oatmeal
And your mother.

We meet for early lunch amidst
the line of white cheese sandwiches.
I interrupt with a warm bowl
perfuming of foreign lands.
I am what I ham what I eat.

Back in my office I leave the door
open for you to peek
over my shoulder, onto
my multicolored screen.

5 comments:

AmbiguityLotus said...

That's neat that you were able to put together a poem using other poets' stanzas and weave a story. I'm still working on trying to do collaborations. I'm still shy!! lol

Oh, and thank you so much for visiting my poetry journal!!

Lotus

blythe said...

Wow - it's so great to see the different directions people took these stanzas. I love this one. It's quirky and seductive and certainly reads as a cohesive piece. Awesome.

Nathan said...

Yes, a deft use of these lines. You really pull them together and you changed so little -- an amazing job.

Julie said...

Yes, this is amazing, Holly! I love it. I especially love the multicolor screen. Great work!

holly said...

thank you all!