I Figure 8

Karen Robiscoe dba CHARRONs CHATTER
I am weird.


uh-huh, and lately—a little weirder.

I am good with that handle, though.

Weird = wild & unscripted

Mass = energy squared

Disturbed = fallout

and Weapons of Mass Disturbance

render marvelous fallout.

Fallout that endures, & naturally, too.

Think of:

disturbed water


& waving


only few intrepid enough to ride.

Think of:

disturbed earth

quaking & shifting

great slabs of crust insisting on marvelous peaks

unseen or scaled

by the more grounded man.

Think of:

disturbed core

roiling & spewing

effluvium that

creates islands

of solid stone

hardly any can inhabit.

(permits are a bitch to get, mostly)

Yeah, I’ll take that disturbing label.

That “weird” handle.

If it makes you feel better, but I won’t wear clothes to suit anymore.

Gloves, either.

I will wear my madly

“mis-matched” outfits

mix plaids with ruched satin

tulle with burlap & spikes

short-shorts with turtlenecks

colors of rainbow disregarded,

and no storms necessary for this light show.

I will be impeccable,

as I out


hemming in vestments to intricate

Tease & Eyes

flaunting my awesome figures

(all 8’s)

my hourglass shaped

in finite Time

tilted sidewise toward infinite


the sands running through me


©Karen Robiscoe

About Charron's Chatter

I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

8 Responses to “I Figure 8”

  1. I love it 🙂 And I was going to say if it is sideways, it is infinite 🙂

  2. Beautiful description of self and to those who can understand between the line

  3. Although I’m “late” reading posts – I always seem to find just what I need resonating out here – within here – that is more than what I need to read, absorb, process.

    Thank you Karen 🙂

    • thank you infinitely, Patricia. This is a fun one–there are lots of wordplays/idea mashes…sometimes I don’t have any idea where I’ll end up…

    • and that’s what makes your works so wonderfully special and unique – and in my opinion, such a pleasure to stop by and visit – because there is something new and fresh and adventuresome each time 🙂

  4. the way you deliver this rather deep feeling of being wild and weird, showing no sign of bogged down by those rules, enjoyed it. stay weird and wild, life nurtures that way…:)

    • what a truism…! and I think that might be what I meant all along. That weird is imagination’s nutty cousin…

      It’s good to have family! 🙂 🙂 Thanks for stoppin’ in, PP.

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