Unspoken Sparklers

Sometimes a poem needs

to be fresh scrubbed.

needs brushin’, and washin’ and undoin’

Gee…say it ain’t so!

all make up gleaned & cleaned &
“once upon a times” unclipped.

Pretend pinned to the crown,

upbraiding the hare

pixie dust swept up,

and glitter removed—


to the extent one can remove glitter—

basted seems of

alter egos

let out,


bade farewell at sics

& seven,

and similes simplified, like,

spittin’ mouthwash Rorschachs,

and it’s a task that lends itself to itself, really…

the puffy allusions work wonderfully well with a little

oil, baby,

wiping away writer’s black without


(banned it!)


papers blotting


stuck on

happy ever after.


©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

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