OLWG · writing

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

OLWG · writing

OLWG#171- Bright, Golden, Warm

This piece was written for OLWG# 171



Step outside, I am clothed in sunlight

Bright
Golden
Warm

Straighten my necktie,
Shoot my cuffs, and smile

Bright
Golden
Warm

Choose the lot at the corner of
East Cesta and Hurricane Street
Glimpse the yellow dome of the capital

Bright
Golden
Warm

Weave through the crowd in the street
Lift two wallets, one from a gentleman’s coat pocket
The other plucked from a Georgia Jay shoulder bag
The prize though is the Rolex

Bright
Golden
Warm



The prompts were:

  1. you can be sincere and still be stupid
  2. sunny place; shady people
  3. not even the poets