Tuesday, October 25, 2005

bite size poetry snacks

been writing mostly in my new journal/book/thingy; so we're left with all of these 2 to 8 line minature poems, perfect for snacking. here are the ones i find particularly tastey...

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a.

tell yourself, you're supposed to feel like this.
everyone else does,
some must feel it more.

i tell myself,
i'm supposed to feel like this.
i know others do, some even more so.

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b.

my love poem to him
like all the others
begins with a metaphor
and ends with a promise.

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c.

my dearest robotic companion;

where have you hidden the extension cord?
and why can't i get the iron to steam?
the lawn needs mowing,
but the engine oil has gone missing.
can you help me? or are you too busy
building a girlfriend like in that movie we saw?

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d.

he has a distate for silicon
and you can't blame him;
not after what silicon did,
not after such a falling out.
i don't know the details,
only that she's quite slippery
(always has been, you know)

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e.

i lost the ring in my sleep
but lost more in my dream
only to find him sitll there
when i woke.

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f.

do you know where
we keep
the rolls of deductive reasoning?

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g.

third confirmation
with that crane
and that place.

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next time on something katy you'll get to read two poems, the first called "leaves in my sandwich" and the second called "robots don't make good valentines". also in the works, the scrabble results poem (a poem constructed of words formed by an intense game of scrabble on the internet).

[see, by telling you what's coming up, it's like i'm promising you (and therefore myself) that these poems will be edited and posted.]

3 comments:

Billy Jones said...

Did I say thanks for the link? Thanks for the link!

Brian said...

"c.

my dearest robotic companion;

where have you hidden the extension cord?
and why can't i get the iron to steam?
the lawn needs mowing,
but the engine oil has gone missing.
can you help me? or are you too busy
building a girlfriend like in that movie we saw?"

What better thing to read about your writing than some variation of, "this is really! Cool." This has a Bukowski-esque feel too it.

This is the only thing that read awkward to me: "like in that". Maybe break the lines like this:

building a girlfriend
like in that movie
we saw?"

Brian said...

Well damn -- it didn't post your line breaks right...