you try to fit me inside
is too narrow
for my borders
& I will not be folded
like a secret
under your bed
a stained & shameful thing
with all the magazines
& my shape
is too round for square holes
& too square for round ones
you can’t hammer me
in other words
I will not be pegged
& yes, I’m what you would call
the inconvenient lover
confounds you all night
but in the morning
leaves you late for work
& impossibly tangled in sheets–
I will make you forget
in the first place
& so sweetly
you will misplace
between my breasts
I will always win
comes with a warning label
& you just
got it read
when beautiful is no longer enough to describe poetry in motion, what does one say? well, OK, what of – “bootyful” – and run the risk of being misunderstood? This is certainly bold, and the caveat emptor is given up front in bold print – WYSIWYG. I hear the voice of one singing in the fullness and fleshness of life – engage me, but do not cage me, make me, take me, but rake or mistake me, take me up, but please do not pull or put me down.. beautiful poetry, Susan, beauty and booty meet, passion meets and enriches reason…and the result is wow.
Oh my–love the word bootyful–definitely fits here! I am so glad you liked this–the result of my relentlessly naughty chi whispering these words to me as I was washing my hair. Caught most of them…I think. And, wow, okay–my comment on your poem–let’s make it a “double tomato” for this morning!
Would love to see you performing this!
Great write and yes, I can hear it as a SW piece.
Thank you, David! I will be the featured reader at the Screening Room in Buffalo in February, and could ask for a recording to post on the blog–which I will do–or, you could always come on down to hear it live, but that is one heck of a drive for a poetry reading, all the way across a continent…
quite the free speech amendment in writing ! 🙂
🙂 thanks, Deb!
Yeeha – brilliant!
Wow. I love this Susan! Cool and sexy whilst remaining beautiful.
Oh, wow. Thank you. I really think some of my best poetry is whispered to me in the shower. Managed to repeat most of the key lines in this one until I dried off and scrawled them down! Damned muse…
Awesome, Susan. Awesome.
Trent, thank you! Where have you been! I have been missing half of my Canadian buddies for about a week…that means you 😉
Working like a dog, unfortunately, in the presence of three wild kids. But I sense a vacation coming. We Canadians love our vacations.
YAY–and you sound like you deserve one.
Beautiful! Great poetry.
Gabbie, thank you!
Panda found himself on the sidelines cheering and waving pom-poms – which was very embarrassing!
Aw–I won’t tell anyone if you won’t. Thanks, Mike!
Like this one lots. 🙂
thank you, Nelle. That shampoo I just bought–every time I wash my hair, in the middle of it I get these ideas… Maybe I need to switch brands permanently 😉
Oh HELL yeah! Great one Susan! And I soooooo get the ‘in the shower, shampooing the hair, here it comes, catch it before it disappears down the drain” thing. yes, i certainly do! LOVE IT!!!
Heh. Yes–I was thinking of you after I wrote this–it seems your shower muse/chi decided to visit me for a while as she is missing you. Take her back, please, it is bad enough my own insists on waking me up with poetry… Hah–like I would ever **really** complain about inspiration, no matter when I get it. If it keeps up, I am getting some bath crayons… I will write poetry on the shower walls.
Hey…don’t knock it. It works! 🙂
It does… Not knocking. Just sympathizing. Apparently, since I can’t get to my creek right now, because of snow/mud, the shower will have to do it for me until spring…
See that? Multi tasking at it’s best. Clean body, clean hair, you smell good, and write poetry too! Not too shabby SFAM.
nope, not too shabby at all. 😉
if you are hanging on WP for a while, check this one out 😉
will do…here until i post, at least that’s my hope!
Yay! I get to read a Rhonda post!!!!!
I say that, but my eyes are already crossing! I’m trying SFAM…truly.
Hey, you have been through a lot…
This is going to be a longer one, hoping I can get it done tonight! No excuses!
***cracking a virtual whip over your head. Git it done, guurl!
OW! okay already.
LOL. You know I am here to encourage you (or threaten you) whichever helps the most!
Both! And I’m taking a ‘reading break’…love I am (2) and am thinking I am not a particular fan of a certain ‘unconnected’ commenter. just me, but bullocks!
LOL, he meant well–it was a bit rough initially & I tweaked it 😉
We had a whole series of “I am” poems jump off from this original post of Bruce’s. I did 2, UBS did one, etc… But the winner was Obinna, who did 5–and they all freaking rocked.
I’m sure they did…all the same, don’t like when people knitpick a perfectly lovely poem. irks me!
😉 As a Virgo, I love me some hair-splitting, but you know me–I take advice under advisement, LOL
haha…okay. that’s a good philosophy. i’m a scorpio(n)…I tend to strike first and philosophize later. 😉
You get the Susan Award for controlling yourself there, sis. You ROCK.
me jane…who the hell needs tarzan! lol