Poetry Blog by Yvette Pauley
A world above the ground with numb feet and I want to remember how to write a haiku
I hate poetry but I'd find words to trade with you
Each tasty word feels stale on paper. Awkward. Embarrassed.
And always I come back to pet rats and prison tats
Sunday 14th August 2016 5:04 pm
Bones aching spine bent
Do I have malaria?
Please don't sh*t my pants
Sunday 14th August 2016 3:45 pm
one day I'll be able to write about you
one day it will be a game
i'll pick my way through imperfect words and it will be fun
instead of a wave of nausea and shock there will be calm and ease
so forgive me if you don't feature centre stage right now because if you did then I'm afraid the lights would all blow
Sunday 14th August 2016 3:40 pm
Choose your topic. The less you know someone the better (worse) it will be.
Write about what intrigues you about them. Avoid describing physical features like her eyes or hair. Be attentive to peculiar details if you must talk about features, say you like the creases in his knuckles or her raw chewed fingernails.
Since you've spent little to no time together, extract every drop of meaning...
Saturday 30th July 2016 5:52 pm
would you meet my family
would you like them
would you wear my clothes and paint my nails
would you scream at me. roll your eyes
would you cry with me. over me
would you grow. learn. feel safe
would you tell me if you don't
would I lie to you baby would I lie to you
would we be friends
would you dream about us
would you make plans
would you mean them
Tuesday 26th July 2016 2:04 pm