This Poem is a Kitchen Sink – Everything, and Nothing {in Between}

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This poem is a well
-kept secret, a forgotten song,
a vanilla skeleton portrait
left in one dark closet.

This line is a semiformal suit
-case
…………….(black tie optional)
party of the elite intelligencia
comparing IQs and elbow lament
-ations over cocktails of questionable
worth.

This particular stanza is a small lady
………………… -bug
on a lonely flower. She would like
to report that her house was never
really on fire, and her children are just fine.

Can you smell this line’s timed rhyme?
It’s a rhythm and blues sky,
a tide without a moon,
an embattled bitter salt-lick rain
that ended too soon.

This poem is negotiating for better pay
(ha! just kidding, nobody
really pays for poems).
It’s a small and silent warning
sign, graffiti’d on hungry skin.
It’s a tattoo that says
stop touching me. It’s a plea

to forgive, to live,
to move again. It’s a dance
under the most significant
of stars. It’s fireflies
in jars, and the way they
light our way
home.

This poem is a roaming
charge. A mountain’s edge.
…………………..A tiny stone.

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This poem is for Poetic Asides April PAD Challenge, day 15, and is the one with all the prompts. 

 

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4 Responses to This Poem is a Kitchen Sink – Everything, and Nothing {in Between}

  1. love your poetry, and the way you play with those words

  2. Annie Newcomer says:

    I ❤️ Your work!

  3. Mandie Hines says:

    Haha “This poem is negotiating for better pay
    (ha! just kidding, nobody
    really pays for poems).”
    So many great parts to this poem, but that one really gave me a chuckle.

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