She’s an island of jazz
records sung, trumpet and drums
that thrum like a hum
-mingbird with three hearts.

She’s all indoor fins
and endorphins revved
and ready, treading
water and sweating salt,
defunct humanity at war,

Stay tuned for her bright
debut, peaked peek-a-boo,
a disappointing performance
she learned to lie
as a youngster.

All authors and pub
-lishers, American
of composure
aside, she’s really
just looking
for a new place
to hide.


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9 Responses to Pseudonymph

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    (A poem about my silly mermaid muse gypsy pirate inner girl.)

  2. 🙂 I love the title. And the play on society!

  3. Vince Gotera says:

    Love “indoor fins” and “endorphins” … great attention to sound play. Brava.

    And … of course … I’ve told you before how cute your toes are. 😀

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Vince, now that she has commented, and you can click her name, I can reveal that the great attention to sound play you mention belongs to my incredibly talented poetical sister from another mister, Shawna. When she provided me a word list, she broke that one down. Her ear for sound is simply like none other. I learn SO much.

  4. Shawna says:

    Oh wow. I love this!

    title (sooo much love for that; can’t believe it hasn’t popped out of your brain before)
    She’s an island of jazz
    endorphins revved
    ready treading (I misread this section as saying “treading Walter” Ha!)
    Stay tuned for her bright
    peaked peek-a-boo
    All authors and pub-lishers (I knew you’d squeeze the “pub” out of that)
    So Sigh Ity (enough of the small-sighing, right? let’s go for the big ones)
    she’s really just looking for a new place to hide. (always)

    I love your mermaid. I can’t believe I’ve never asked this, but have you given her a name? She really should have a name. Or multiples. 🙂

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