Sunday, April 19, 2015

A to Z Challenge This Week: Letters N through R

I have been writing, but not posting. This week was crazy and got crazier and longer and more stressful the more it went on.
But I wrote, even if it was only a line here and there. As a result they're a little shorter than usual, but that's okay, I plan on making them a little longer for the publication.



N)    Nothing, Again, Nothing
This is what its like to be nothing:
Ice in her eyes
Cracking in her heart
Oh, sorry my mom said
I can only invite five girls!
You can come to my party if you are:
Good looking
Popular
Not fat
Who wants to be invisible for a day
I do!

O)       O O O that Shakespearean Rag
Wonderful and terrible
A miracle and a Nightmare
Magical and mundane
There’s so much to do here.
Like Balinese stick puppets
A shadow play
Let’s pretend I was lost at sea
Th girl  who believed
Or the guy who said he loved me said he didn’t

P)       A Proper Fool
What a proper fool am I
To have believed your lies
I’m sure this is written in every poets notebook
Every CD jacket everywhere
But that’s only because its so true.

Q)    Queen Victoria Street
Suddenly I’m here
Singing in the street where
A woman tied ribbons into my hair
I remember that
In a dark place in the street
That doesn’t come into focus
Burning in my minds eye
But I remember trying to hear the songs
That came rickety through my Walkman
I remember the sunrise on homes I’d never visit
And finally the sea.
I felt pulled down the streets,
I wanted to know what their stories were
Who live there
I fight to remember, suddenly taken
Dreaming my way back through time.

R)     Red sails
Unfurled like roses in the dawn
Trailing white foam  in its wake
They came and went
And I watched as stars rose and fell
And lighs flickered on the boats
When they signaled to each other
Speaking a language I didn’t understand
A language of lights and water
And reflection.

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