Bad Blood Blues

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

 

..

Nah.

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
cages.

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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