Monday, March 26, 2012

Fragmentia: Redux

So, I pulled a McFly and brought this one back from the past. It seemed perfect for the Trifecta prompt this week. It was one of those things you start writing for a specific reason and winds up being the writer's version of his self-portrait. It'll mean a million different things to a million different people but if nothing else, it's at least fun to read ;-)

The Trifecta week #20 prompt is cheap, 3rd definition:

3 a : of inferior quality or worth : tawdry, sleazy (cheap workmanship)
b : contemptible because of lack of any fine, lofty, or redeeming qualities (feeling cheap)


I’m not your teapot
No whistle pause, or
lacy synecdoche
in your sweet spot.
That dangling thing;
junk (modified)
on the backs; of cheap believers
in the mouths; of silly proselytes.
Why the cross-hatchling?
Why the straight and narrow?
I ain't on your chain
of glitter anaphorics
with charming cataphorics
lost exophoric trinkets,
and stolen ellipsis shine
sweet liar! That license is gold-
on a hot "clasp" of trite
your binary opus falls flat.
Sleazy hyphens on the [floor]
subjugation sister
gerunds smell of pretrichor
predication mister?
Round two, solder lingers
rolling in sheets of have-to’s
Mustn’t’s; or-elsing the beastmaster dry
Oh, lovely momma ingénue!
Your feelers don’t ride my avenue.
My full stops. and critter curls,
Skip she, bow she, curtsy to play
Lock it down: Sew it tight:
round the spyglass of-
turnable phrase.
Color but (crafty) white noise
buzzer shaming proper verse-
a palindrome, inside herself
oh, dainty pen girl, can't you see?
Your way forward
is my way back.
Piquant nosh on cunt-flavored sin
where all rules melt on lines of men
The words, your prose
chew your cud; I'll wait.
Red shifter/dreamer/thief
Yes. My chaste dot apostle-
your world dies
when you shut your eyes
but mine has just (begun)


  1. Amusing use of all those annoying writerly terms :)

  2. I thought this was hot!

  3. "lacy synecdoche" got me going. I imagined a harried English teacher rattling through the sins in a student paper, or else the paper itself protesting its misuse by the student author!!

  4. Thanks for linking up with this clever and complex piece. My favorite part would have to be junk (modified). You have quite a way with words. Thanks for sharing.