Tuesday, December 27, 2011


sitting on a rock above the river
a little kid sucking a lollipop
watching the roller coaster
a child looking for a place to play
passing throughout the bars of psychoanalysis
listening to Beethoven without whispers
reading Sandburg in silence
close-mouthed without ruby red lipstick

sitting on a rock above the river
no Joltin Joe to jilt her
or hungry men to stab her life
and others who assured magnificence
to justify another darling pose
where there is nothing to search for
beyond the world of awkwardness
The River of No Return

(this is a draft)


Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely images here and great depth... love the river metaphor.

anthonynorth said...

Great use of one of her films at the end there.

Brian Miller said...

when the world was as innocent as she was...my how things changed...smiles.

Tumblewords: said...

It was so different then. Wonderful.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

You captured some wonderful images!

Helen said...

If she had been that woman sitting on a rock above a river ..... would she have been happy?

Nice Magpie, Happy New Year

Kat Mortensen said...

I like this very much - it has such an innocence in the first stanza and then it really packs a punch with the second. "No Joltin Joe" and " "hungry men" really make one stand up and take notice.
I find this photo really depressing - it's so garish and I guess that's the point.

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