Monday, April 27, 2009

here is some poetry, baby

long


as it takes the phone 

to ring after 

giving it up too

soon again.


as the four minutes

after peeing on a stick &

praying for no second

pink positive line.


as the ladies line after

the third pint in a bar

that is a Southern California

Columbia snowstorm.


as it takes the receptionist

to call to clear after the 

yearly straddle in the 

bad-girl stirrups.


as however long it

is until the clothes have

been gathered from

where they fell.


as the years since it

became a glass-topped

wall guarding whatever it

used to be before.


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For today's prompt, I want you to write a poem of longing. You or someone (or something) else should be pining for someone or something. Maybe a cat is longing to get outside the house. Maybe a teenager is longing to get away from his or her small town. And, of course, there's always the longing poem of love

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