Monday, September 26, 2011

Wardrobe Misdemeanour

A new Magpie Tale.  Thanks to Tess for the borrowed illustration and the prompt.  More serious magpies can be found here.






Wardrobe Misdemeanour



Now you are teasing me, punishing me – killing me

– all I asked for was a drink

O heavens pour then, skies rage, drown us!



Raven fly, leave me

Take messages

Sing!



Tell them never to forget the sky’s revenge

And feed my dragon

Sell my tampons

Divorce my husband and set my people free!



Or then again, keep silent

Can you swim?


x

27 comments:

Martin said...

That last line makes it.

jabblog said...

Always be precise when making a request;-)

kaykuala said...

Yes, things may not turn out the way anticipated. Brave and beautiful verse!

Hank

Dave King said...

I agree with kaykuala; brave and very beautiful indeed.

Jinksy said...

I can see divorce and freedom are two sides of the same coin, but tampons? Hmmm...

Lyn said...

Be prepared..an umbrella next time! She is one independent thinker!!

Brian Miller said...

dang...this gains a wonderful momentum through out...and love the strong voice...

Catfish Tales said...

Hahaha

Reflections said...

Love the build in this... great last line!

jane.healy said...

Yes, I see her about to take the plunge too.

Suz said...

oh this was a curious one
but I enjoyed every word

Tess Kincaid said...

Sell my tampons...love it...

Helen said...

'can you swim?' .... brilliant!

Words A Day said...

feed my dragon/Sell my tampons/
Divorce my husband and set my people free!!!! I love this! Thanks for the laugh:)

Friko said...

so unexpected.
all of it, quite new and strange.
I really like it.

Fireblossom said...

I adore the structure. Pay attention, try to keep up! she might say. Very entertaining indeed.

earlybird said...

Wonderfully original.

martine said...

that was utterly surreal!
thanks for sharing
martine

Jinksy said...

Thanks for leaving your explanatory comment on my blog! Hehehe! I DO see where you were coming from now. ♥ Like birds of a feather may our quirky minds stick together...

emanita01 said...

Divorce my husband and set my people free!
Oh, how this lines brings back memories to me...LOL.

Thoroughly enjoyed your work!

Caty said...

loved it! made me laugh some, especially the last line!

rel said...

Marvelous, simply freaking marvelous.
It makes my heart sing at super sonic volume.
rel

Lolamouse said...

I LOVE this!!! Very different from your other poems. What kind of mood were you in?!!

Rallentanda said...

Mad and bad Isabel! A bit of moonsoon madness going on in there.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love it!

Anna :o]

ds said...

Sick and slick--I love it!!

Old Raven said...

Ah, the Crow can do anything!