kick me


this poem wears a sign
on its skeletal back:
me if you will,
but bring donuts,
or rum
-bled phrase,
something I can sink
my tangoed teeth
into. something that
just might

hey, bartender,

gimme something
with a little


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. 

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27 Responses to kick me

  1. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    one helluva shot of a prompt- a Moscow mule perhaps.

  2. maggie says:

    Oh my gosh, “tan goat teeth” and then the kick at the end?! Love!!!

    You realize I’m picturing goats sitting upright on barstools, getting hammered, and then getting in a hoof-fight, right? 🙂

  3. Ha.. love it… a kick-ass poem… love the rum-
    bled part.

  4. X says:

    Ha. And I will take one of whatever she is having.
    What a fun poem. Donuts and Rum…hmmm…I may have to try that as well.
    Tangoed teeth is such a cool descriptor and turn on phrase as well.
    Nice energy.

    Hope the kick is not too hard.

  5. Love your ‘rum
    -bled phrase’ xxx

  6. lillian says:

    Hah! Love this take on the prompt! And the poem as the skeleton of words with the sign on its back…oh those signs that pranksters put on us — kick me —
    Well done!

  7. Grace says:

    Sure, I love it De ~ This is my favorite:

    or rum
    -bled phrase,
    something I can sink
    my tangoed teeth

  8. Karie Hoelzer says:

    Love it! You are so talented! 🙂

  9. I might try donuts and gin tomorrow…sounds an interesting combination in the right company.

  10. kim881 says:

    I love your skeletal poem and its ‘kick me’ sign, De! And thank God for the bartender – oh, that’s you!

  11. Candy says:

    Oh my, oh, my! Just love reading your ‘poem’poems. I’ll have a donut, please.

  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how an “attack” is associated with “donuts”.

  13. Vivian Zems says:

    I’ll mix you up some Liquid Cocaine (Bacardi, Jagermeister and Tequila)- that’ll kick you right into next week!

  14. Ooh, I’ll have one of those. Raking leaves all day, and more to go. Make mine something hot.

  15. Love it! What a way to roll out those words!

  16. I like this quadrille.

  17. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Too much fun–alert the media–killer phrases alert–danger, danger Will Robinson–humor is attacking, brevity is on the move; loe it.

  18. Kathy Reed says:

    I like “bled phrase”…good one, De..

  19. Kick-ass persona in this piece. I like the reference to the skeletal and how by the end we get a good idea of their personality and how they live their life.

  20. Colin Lee says:

    Ha! Rum-bled phrase. How intoxicating.

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