A Roosevelt Dime

TBP
TBP

A 1994 Roosevelt Dime

Shiny like
The Tin Man from Oz or
A rodeo girl’s buckle and spurs

A 1994 Roosevelt Dime

Ostentatious like
The silver sequined gown that Maryanne wore to the prom, maybe
Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate

A 1994 Roosevelt Dime

I’ll keep it in my pocket, and
I’ll go to Berdine’s


Thanks for the prompt, Ms. Rose.

OLWG#172- Micro Poetry to Celebrate our Dystopic Past

This piece was written for OLWG# 172



rocket girls have choices, but rocket boys always become rocket men

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it’s as clear as the nose on his face; the boy’s a scrapper – always was

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“I don’t wanna do this”
“you’re the one who wanted babies”
“but can’t there be another way?”
“maybe we could steal them”
“OK lets get to it”

 



The prompts were:

  1. the nose on his face
  2. can’t there be another way?
  3. rocket boys