This week’s selection.
looking for you
the irony cobbler is
wanting to fit you with some too-tight shoes
Let’s do some talking, Dad said
but what he thought was
if only we really could get some answers that way
you brought me this expensive orchid corsage
and me here in a red sweatshirt
with the tag still on it
a radioactive third flow event
warm statistics stream into the database
My right thumb pulses.
This time our rocket ship really is going to take off.
one descriptive curse
and things sure got out of hand
on this nondescript street
A lifelong some lover
disciplines herself to consider all
just once in a while
your gravestone with that RIP claptrap all over it
let’s not pretend I haven’t yanked it out of the ground
more than once
she’s a serious girl
even she’s hunting for a little light relief
inside these mind-blowingly pedantic results
as time went on, her two eyes
no longer wanted to work together –
A visual divorce
fifteen love she bellowed
you could have heard her a mile away
what a tennis racket
why not consider this
affordable flock of opportunities the salesman said –
but how can I when they are all clucking and
looking me right in the eye?
I check my emotional reservoir
I run through my inventory
I decide I can spare a shiver
until we know more let’s manipulate her
with a whirling and a twirling
of a shrug and a guilt
I got up early this morning again
skidded on the icy path again
Chapter 23 was just like Chapter 22
in my book
except for the damp bathmat
drying on the radiator
There’s no proof you were ever here
because she was that careless with the cake spices
a smelly error
turned into a citywide evacuation event
with a shudder
the fortuneteller turns pale
your heart vanishes
It’s a chicken feed casserole conversation
No one ever says anything at this dinner table
that amounts to more than
there was a large crowd yelling Be careful
but the foolish sentence just kept on rolling
running right smack-dab into the middle of the serious conversation
9 thoughts on “Little Vines 6/16/22”
Wonderful. Tone is darker than usual in most.
I was finishing up a lot of left over bits and pieces. Maybe that influenced me or sent me in a direction. or else my unconscious is making itself known again!
Was good to read them, however you arrived at them!
These are very clever and amusing and even irreverent! But I love them!!
Dad is dreaming of course. (K)
Oh yes. And how.
Another terrific collection. Some made me laugh and some made my imagination wander as it considered the rest of the story. #5949 was my favourite this week, perhaps because I found it so relatable.
Thank you. I had a lot of leftover phrases and sentences this week to finish up and they took me all kinds of places all right.
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