Archive for July 17th, 2011

July 17, 2011

one stop poetry photo challenge

by jhon baker

saw this image on a friends blog and it immediately struck me as something I should write about.


early childhood/ late summer life

modern Mona Lisafound you

standing backyard, hiding from

the boys teasing your name

around the corner.


the image of Plath or Sexton,


and sometime



but here is what I want from you:

follow though

burn their eyes out,

kick their balls so hard they’ll think of you

fifty years later.

then go



be someones little girl again

and wait for branches to untie leaves

and wither in fall

before you stop dancing.


– Hoc Scripsi



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