poetry

Letter – A #Smalltales for @LiterallyGeeked

She dances out onto the stage: Ringmistress of The Empty Page! Then, with a grin, the curtain parts, An alphabetter circus starts, Bumbling B’s with confet-T’s, Hurl custard π’s at clowning C’s, Dangerous D dismounts Tra-P’s, From lock & chain Ω’s free, In minor G the Ten R’s sing,...

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GNOMES!

It sits there short, fat, round and silent, perching in amongst the violets. Blink and miss the signs so clear: it wants to get away from here it’s sharpening it’s fishing gear into a little china spear which it will bore into your brain least 20 times in quick...

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Sockmonkey

Hollowfibre hollow hoot (the stuffed owl on the mantle snoot), and by the pillow, counting sheep the child he lays on Mr. Threep. The sock-made monkey, sleeping deep; will not thrash, or softly weep. So Joleon sucks monkey’s thumbs, badly sewn to monkey arms. You see the toy; it...

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Pigeon!

The pigeon waved and then took flight You ponder but find no respite “Did that one wave by small degrees? Or was it just motor disease?” Well late at night down through the square A pigeon walks past: debonair With breast displayed and plastic wrapper About his head, he’s...

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Meadowmelt

Cumulonimble clump: keratin cling anchors atmospheres to crayolascopic squigglevision renditions of peripheral fritillary flutter-festooned in anomalous blue mourning cloak. Flexifutility bushwhack burdened branch, blanched bough burnish chlorophyll caskets. Cleave confession creases in belligerent bark. Hark, troubadour trespass – tremble-throated trance trip tongue in tern, turning warbling yearn to trenchant...

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Hangover

pickled hypothetical miserablizzard liver-ducked foible-gras within. Outwardly emulating erudite australopithecines. accept repentance in painted rainbow ralph somnambulantly spatch-cocked over enervated man-melt.   bubble-burst worst-night-everwürst rolling in rot-gut, rye and lope-home hurt imbibed in inch-shots of inevitability noting “never-again-woe-is-me”’s guzzled, giddy and gleeful to gin-full skinful.   brigand-brain buckle-swashed blackout...

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