Thursday, March 8, 2012

lèse-majesté

she came from the dirt
morning glory princess with weeds in her hair. 
just a naked child swinging
with dandelion diamonds spitting wishes
on the air.
her fancy train of tatty thread
followed faithful muddy floor
her throne for climbing, squeal the sun
jeweled fists to storm the castle door.
she'd a vulgar tongue for noble rhymes
shooting sweet, vainglorious, tame
knotty ears would bend and shut
grinning girl,  tut, tut, tut.
she wanders now the way she did
swings the gallows in the dark.
don't wait for her to fall asleep
don't make her come to tea.
the monkey queen is busy. 
the monkey queen is me.
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The Trifecta prompt this week was vulgar, 3rd definition: 
"a : of or relating to the common people : plebeian
   b : generally current : public <the vulgar opinion of that time>
   c : of the usual, typical, or ordinary kind"
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5 comments:

  1. This is very nice. Great work here! :)

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  2. Really good use of the challenge word meaning. Impressive.

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  3. Adorable image of a little girl caught up in play. In her mind, she is very high indeed.

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  4. Wow, I really liked this response. Thanks for linking up to the Trifecta Challenge this weekend. There's so much to like about your piece--the structure, the description. This is really pretty. Hope to see you back again soon.

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