Friday, April 5, 2013

Hold that Shit (PAD - DAY 4)

Hold that Shit


Note to self:  If it’s negative, set it aside

like lettuce from a sandwich.  Let it molder,

mellow, settle into something

less toxic, more mundane: compost, fertilizer.

Fabricate flowers, contrive a smile, then

hold that expression – harder, stronger, longer

& longer still – who knows…?

Maybe Mama was right. 

Maybe, a face will freeze like that.




 POEM: (by PSC) Prompted by Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides PAD Challenge for April:

 2013-april-pad-challenge-day-4: "Hold that (Blank)"



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