The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #766
(Week of 29 May, 2011)



Chronologically ordered events
Obstacles and petty victory
Arranged without aesthetic sense
Neither in concert nor contradictory
An apple, a forklift, a prince and some water
The smell of new plastic, the jaws of an otter
A humorous doormat, a handyman's daughter
Twenty-eight bricks and a bent teeter-totter
Compelling, enjoyable, and/or fun
Elements taken one-by-one
But absent any larger scheme
Meaning or message or visible theme
A pointless jumble of various stuff
For those on Earth a true depiction
But life is already random enough
I like less reality in my fiction

Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman

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