Wednesday, April 08, 2009

april 09 post-a-poem {7}

worms in the park
a shotgun in the closet
lies in the dark
cowboy junkies
captain crunch and chocolate milk
gravel pits and a motorbike
don't cut your hair

red hot chili peppers
1 floor down
toques and a nose ring
mosh pits
8 kids?
drug addict.

raincoat and rubber boots
standing beside my bus in the rain
running baths
stolen photographs
walk away and don't explain

hitchhiking
happenstance meeting
don't step on the cracks
tree built from other people's memories
snow angels
and heart attacks

playhouses, parkades and hard, fast kisses
climbing staging, forgotten keys
penny candy
and don't blow away without me...

RWP Prompt

edited to add: i don't know how long i will keep this one.

4 comments:

JGC said...

This is amazing. I really enjoyed it.

This was my favorite part:

raincoat and rubber boots
standing beside my bus in the rain
running baths
stolen photographs
walk away and don't explain

angie said...

You should keep it.

The images you chose are evocative and interesting...great voice. I like the whole effect of the listing.

blythe said...

Oh, I hope you keep it! I love the images and the rhythm and the nostalgic-but-not-overdone tone. I think it's fabulous.

daisies said...

its such a definite keeper ... love love love everything about it from the stacatto ripple of tone to the marvelous imagery that feels very canadian to me somehow :-) xo