Monthly Archives: September 2008

BAIL-OUT

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insiders

trading

greedy

riding-high

living-fine

no pains

until

greasy-palms

steer

ship-lollipop

into

Titanic-waters

outsiders

scratching

dry-land

praying

for just

one slice

of

American-pie

no apples

empty-barns

empty-houses

unanswered

prayers

no rescue

while

babies cry

mothers sigh

daddies die

now

hope floats

on

salt-watered

kegs of

stale beer

washed

away upon

dichotomies

insiders

bleed

save-us-blood

outsiders

bleed

save-us-blood

only one

government-god

only one

bail-out

 

Alice Parris

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FORE-KNOWLEDGE

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downloads

in the night

knowing

of events

to come

utterly

laughable

concept

to trust

gut-bellied

blood-rushing

primitive

rumblings

coursing

through

palpable-veins

staunch

bold-stroke

stance

to trust

inwardly

while

signs

point in

the other

direction

is

to have

been

there

well-before

signs

 

Alice Parris

MEN-O-PAUSE

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libido

naturally healthy

libido

rotting fruit

cliff-hanger

accursed thing

men-o-pause

motherload

dumped

in landfill

thinning hair

brittle bones

tummy-ton flab

unfurling yawns

leave-me-alone-itis

disconnect phone

nuke incessant

chatting

life memories

too long

not important

enough

 

Alice Parris

Hello world!

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My name is Alice Parris. At present, I am wearing too many hats. I have ten sites. I have lost my first passion; poetry. With this blog, I will write poetry as tersely as my neophyte editing skills will allow for.  If I were to give voice to the abstractions rattling about in my attic, confinment would be a cruel punishment, indeed. I want to step outside of  binding social acceptance of conventional knowledge. I want these words to write themselves. Verses that I continue to love will be scattered like bones.

Alice Parris