xxii. the little town where time stood still
we got those pots and pans for two bucks, real cheap
at the flea market where you’d find
soda for fifty cents, moth-eaten clothing and starving dogs,
with bare ribs and bared teeth.
i think the steel wool that momma
used to scratch clean the stainless steel
pans ran dry and went up
in a flame when momma doused herself in gasoline
and burned the house upside down,
the wool shining like lightning, a flash of red, then blue
then crystal white.
i’ve got words like a magician that want
to spill out of my mouth like a card trick,
look i’ve found the ace of hearts
and there’s a rabbit foot in your bag
and rose petals behind your ear
but my throat is clogged up,
like a dirty sink with rice and grime
and upside down roach corpses stuck in the drain
and each time i cough and spit out
like a baseball player chewing tobacco,
the grey sludgy tar only shakes in my throat
and bits of it, bits of these dirty, mean words
shoot out like a bullet to the temple.
Have a line of your poetry or prose burned into wood!
Hi! So this was partially inspired by burning muse's tag 'burningwords' and partially inspired by the wood burning set I got a few weeks ago. I've decided to give away a piece of wood (not sure what kind yet) with a line of your poetry or prose burnt into it.
I’ll use random.org to pick 10 people who reblogged it and those ten submit a line of writing (no more than 12 words) to my blog. I’ll pick my favorite and send them their line burned into wood. :D
I’ve practiced a bit and I’ll have pictures of my attempts (lol some of them are horrendous) up pretty soon.
Must be following me
Reblog this post (up to 5 times).
You can like this post.
Winner will be chosen June 1st.
You must have your ask box open so I can contact you. If you don’t respond within a week, I’ll pick someone else.
I’ll ship for free unless you live in Uganda or something.
No plagiarism, please. IT MUST BE A LINE THAT YOU WROTE.
I want at leeeast 50 people entering. I think that’s pretty fair.
No giveaway blogs! They’re cheap!
You can ask me any questions in my ask box. :]
Thanks! I hope you all enter! xoxo