Bad Blood Blues

Hey won’t you play another somebody done somebody wrong song?
– B.J. Thomas




I have grown weary of heart
-ache and heartbreak
and the un
-quiet mistakes that unravel
us, whole
the strains
that stain our souls and pluck
the chords loose from our rib

Somebody dosome
-thing right, for a change –
arrange this hum
into some harmony
of clouds and sky and sea
see if we can fly.

We’re all done
wrong, thronged
in our own dark spill.
We’re all thrilled
by storm. It’s all a
scribble-scrum of silence,
with us
as eye.




Prompted by Poetic Asides


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1 Response to Bad Blood Blues

  1. Shawna says:

    I miss you writing every day. It’s like a necessary morning pill that my doc isn’t giving me refills for.

    I especially like what you’ve done with the hanging punctuation marks: how it allows me to get creative with the s’s. Like, “you s-hole” instead of the other word. 🙂 And s-ee (cummings). Then all of that makes me see “you s” (as the eye of the storm). Boy am I self-absorbed. 😛

    You want a word list?

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