Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bury the Traces (a Poem)

Photo by Penny Mathews
She Bleeds through the Pages


Bury the Traces

of her in your back-
                story. She was a dumb
girl (so you wrote) who never
got along with her-
                self. She wandered
desperate streets barefoot,
eyes wide, marbled,
a zombie made of glass,
her mouth dripping
the remains of those
she had eaten alive.
Now bury her. Just
bury her in your back-
                story and then edit her
out of your
book.


*****




14 comments:

  1. Oh, man. Linda, I LOVE this. The language, the flow, the way you've played with the shape. Just amazing.

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    1. Thanks, De! What fun to find these comments two years later. LOL! :-)

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  2. Terrific. I've been on the receiving end of this speech. When you get married at 39, you can't expect there to be no baggage. So real it almost hurts. Excellent.

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    1. Thank you, Buddah! Baggage. We all have it, huh? :-D

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    1. ^^^^What did you say and think better of, Mosky? No more sugary drinks for you before blogging.

      la la

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    2. Nothing,kid, I just double blogged the post. No regrets!

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  4. My gosh, this is so vivid! A zombie made of glass, get out of town. I don't think she'll consent to stay buried. This is a gal who's going to turn up again and do some damage from beyond the edit.

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    1. Thanks, Fireblossom!

      I just found all these comments! They made my day! LOL! :-)

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  5. Perfect -- form, words, wisdom!

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  6. WOWWWWZERS! Linda. This. Is. Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Mel!

      (Repeating myself here, but I just found your comment in my "awaiting moderation" box.)

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