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Monday, August 30, 2010

Poem: Housekeeping/Mosaic

Housekeeping/ Mosaic

No one really wants
the big reveal- stains
on the ragged dress, the
dirty laundry-

So we make a
downy nest, a place
to give a damn, and
rest a weary heart

Lined with blues and
greens, and shelly pinks,
music to plink, sights
for savaged eyes-

marred when the stucco
employed to shield the grace,
begins to crack...

© 2010 Annie King 8-30-2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Poem: Give A Thing


Give A Thing

Trust is a curious thing
You toss it forward
and it bounces back
in surprising trajectory,
knocking you backward
down a basement stair

You grab for the banister
Rearranging your outfit
you climb back up with
shaky steps, considering
the ways you may shorten
your skirt and disappear

© 2010 Annie King 8-17-10