Poetry Wars–Downsizing and Aliens
Yes, Kayuk, as a matter of fact, I DO have something to say about Cardboard Boxes, Downsizing and aliens.
Cardboard boxes are like your nose. It’s what’s inside that counts.
Whether Florida, Minnesota,
California, South Dakota,
Texas; north or south of Maine,
Cardboard boxes look the same.
Downsizing is emotional surgery
Children’s pages tossed.
7 years in Wisconsin
destined for landfill.
Aliens (in Indigo)
The Gospel of TV says
all aliens wear sunglasses
all of the time
and they’re weird.
Unless you’re considering
North Florida to be
I’m not an alien!!
And now for–as we say in North Florida—the ‘cut-the-grass!’
(or coup de grâce for people who can’t write right.)
I’ve lived in more places than you have!
North, south, east, west
I’ve lived in both
the worst and best
No, I haven’t
been to China
just 2 fences
I have met my
I dare you to make a poem about all the places you’ve lived–and have it over 3 lines. And make it interesting!
You really are being very snippy!
Well, mistress of snippidity, Do you dare to make a poem about the miniscule places you’ve lived?