Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mag 48

In staccato light
that the sun throws
through the blinds
I face your music
Your voice ricochets
in accusation's gloom
unspoken words form
a conga line from
you to me.
Like a twisting black mamba
we dance our mambo
one foot out
and then the other.

-kls 2011

This poem was written in response to the picture above which is courtesy of Magpie Tales.  Write your own and link here to share with the gang.

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Jan said...

Wow! This is wonderful, you have captured one story from this photo perfectly.

Jim Swindle said...

Interesting poem. Sad, but striking.

Doctor FTSE said...

This is a good example of an extended metaphor, where you use music/dance steps to convey bickering.

Helen said...

Love the thought of dancing our way through life ... better if it's a happy dance. I enjoyed your Magpie.

Jinksy said...

unspoken words form
a conga line from
you to me.

Can't they just!

Tess Kincaid said...

A conga line from you to me. Love it. LOVE it!

Glenn Buttkus said...

Life gives you chaos and you
make a conga line, letting
the latin rhythms drown out
the acrid taste of dissent;
masterful; and a nearly perfect
blend of fun and sadness,
creative resignation.
Liked the mag very much.