Saturday, November 5, 2011
Poetics: BLACK & WHITE, and RE(a)D all over
Between the crease and newsprint
and ads, oh my the ads, all promising
lower prices, and if not they will match,
life sits waiting to be worked out
In cryptic clues, tiny boxes, both black and white,
dictating the number of letters we're allowed, aloud
& with the right written answers, the next
becomes clearer, one step closer to feeling complete,
but one mis-placed, mis-play or mis-take and all
the letters cascade in a jumbled comedy of errors,
who dare laughs as you wish life was written in pencil,
so it wasn't as permanent
Six letter word for 'bell ringing for dog/food researcher'
so far i got P_ _LO_
and i'm salivating to figure it out, my welfare's
at stake, right?
Write your life story in cross words
and the walls close in, no air, but
always conditioning, as you walk the
and what do they hide behind
those black spaces, that stare
like blank faces?
i erased one once,
making a small worn hole and peering through
the page found an article on the next, having
nothing to do with the puzzle, a piece
It seems upwards to 70% of lottery
winners go broke after winning, words read,
seldom understood, so stop giving them
fish, but someone better teach them how to
because twisted, this newsprint, stack of
black & white view points, makes
a great fire starter
and gas stations hand out matchbooks for free.
Today at dVerse Poets, under the great inspiration of Victoria Ceretto-Slotto, we are writing very colorful poems. So grab your crayolas and start writing. The Pub opens at 3 PM EST.