Monday, October 31, 2005

you can't hide

you can’t hide coming to grips
with wrestling boy
in a world that always wins
stark dark dog eyes
sometimes growl
sometimes whine
then close in dreams of lunch

horror tells
whore to hurry
watch raggedy run
time’s always short
go ahead roll the dice

the dog is hungry
there’s lye to cure the lice


Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Very dark but I like its sense of irony

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I do have a tendency to run on the dark side I'm afraid!

Roger Stevens said...

Another 55 word poem! I think the are taking over the blog!

How are you?

There was an interesting food programme on tonight. The world's best seafood dish. You'll never guess what it was...

And did you know that this comment is also exactly 55 words long (if you count 55 as one word)?

Roger Stevens said...

That should say - they, are taking over the blog.

I like the poem - I forgot to say that. Not too dark. Bit edgy. Nice.

Roger Stevens said...

Now I've left an extra comma in. It's getting late, I should be in bed...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Roger! Yes the 55s have been a lot of fun, something there needs to be more of in the poetry community!

Ah, Sea Bass, I have enjoyed that poem over and over!

Ever since your new poem about writing in the dark, I've got this image of a very nocturnal poet. Get some rest, Roger, a new day is already preparing to dawn in Central Asia.

gulnaz said...

another crisp jealous of your talent. :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks my sweet Gulnaz! There's nothing to be jelous about, you have more talent than I (and most of us) could ever dream about. Just left a comment on your great, and very sensous, new poem! Thanks for the wonderful comment!

Roger Stevens said...

No - it wasn't sea bass.

Second was lobster thermidor. It would have to be something good to beat that wouldn't it?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thermidor is classic with its harmonies and variations on rich and sweet. A classical ballet danced brightly across the tongue. What was the winner Roger?