read write poem napowrimo #06
prompt by Rhiannon converse with images
Select an image, photograph, painting, or anything. Engage in conversation. Who are you? What are you doing here? (or something like that) Stir, and see what comes. (steeply paraphrased)
(So what is this silly response? Thought I might be profound, if just a little bit. But the fairy tale keeps wagging its tail, and here’s what left, not crumpled on the floor. Unredeemed I am. So be it, like the good book says!)
(in praise of things with teeth, including little girls)
I love to wear my pretty red jacket in the rain
I’m cloaked in my best fur when all these faces rain on me
My galoshes too, ten toes counting you
Ten times ten wishes I have seeing you, toes in flight!
Golden hair, secret locks, stairs to my lips
Oh, you said lips! And they say I’m the one big and bad!
I’m just seduced by loveliness!
May I pet you sweet bear? My fingertips!
Well, I’m not, but inside my dear, yes I am
See the ribbon of my tongue, the emeralds of my teeth?
It’s not cold, but I’m shivering
I hear bells inside
Here, the door is open for you, yummy lovely you!
Oh, it’s dark and warm inside and
I’ve always wanted to be a wolf. My secret revealed
And I’ve always wanted to be innocent, and now
Brave new world Brave new world!
We never would have guessed
Yes, love raw just like this!
Neil Reid © April 2010