http://magpietales.blogspot.com/ So Magpie Tales has one of those nifty “Do a poem from a picture ” type thingies. I wouldn’t have known about it, but a blog I frequent, http://winkatme.com/, is also doing it, and it sounded sort of fun, so what the hay!
Now why was it I didn’t do any poetry after my creative writing courses at the Community College of Welding and French Fry Frying? Hmm….thinking here….Hmm…….Oh yes! Now I remember why. Because my poetry blows big chunks! Note to self, don’t expect to be a poet laureate.
So I wrote this crap. It sounds like it came out of an after school special on anorexia written by Corky from Life Goes On. Yay!
She sits at the table; it’s 9:15,
She hasn’t eaten anything.
She leafs through this month’s fashion magazine.
I’m so hungry!
Maybe an apple? Just an apple.
The model on page 119 is looking up at her,
Disdain in her perfect model smile.
The apple uneven and bruised.
Just like me.
Like you! Just like you!
Crunch. Crunch. Stuck in throat.
The calories that won’t kill you makes you choke.