Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kerri Shying R - # 196 - Shady Lady Writes Again

Shady Lady Writes Again

Poetry  it’s a square gig   so far  it’s been nought for nought on injuries no
threats    no taken hostage   for the future of the sentence  

nothing predicated on
my part in word craft history

I haven’t said yet to a poet   am I in the boot or in the back seat
haven’t looked for   stray cable ties   in the centre console

on my way to read at poets at the pub    they might    be warming
me up  with all this kindness   the books in the post  it could be

a trap     

  under the voile spot blouses   stab wounds pucker   half-healing
bullet holes under gaffer  hidden by those black velvet painted kitsch

car cushions    and anyone can see this is a fantasy  no Australian
poet   owns  a car


  1. but what a fantasy...ah those stray cables..wonderful

  2. Love it - want to see more of Shady Lady - and love the ending - obviously a fantasy ... 'no Australian
    poet owns a car'!

  3. Kristen, Shady Lady comes out of a small "Candy goes to the...Candy does..." set of pieces from a long while back, where "Candy" the Shady Lady, attempts a series of ordinary events. She even goes to see the basketball.

    1. Kerri, I'll have to go back in time and find them. I enjoy it when certain characters/motifs appear, disappear and re-appear. I'll search out Candy for sure!


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