Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

Here's the permanent dedicated link to my first Hey, Mom! post and the explanation of the feature it contains.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #435 - Birds #2, a poem, Writerly Wednesday


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/479703797784314127/
Scary dude. The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as whalehead or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird.

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #435 - Birds #2, a poem, Writerly Wednesday

Hey Mom, And so we're back to the bird poems. Part two.

More of that play with language I seemed so fascinated with in my poetry days: associating the arched spine with an ache and the groan with the arch usually associated with the spine. I don't know if those flipped concepts mean anything to anyone but me.

Also, feet with talons looks better to me as "talonned" than "taloned." But since it's not a word, then I don't know.

And, you, Mom, smile and nod. :-)


BIRDS #2 
by christopher tower
 
I scoop you in the wings
covet you
mix you with feathers
sugar and salt you
and allow you to trickle
back into the bed.
 
You separate like grains of wheat
I peck at you
smooth you like tail feathers
grip your breast in passion's beak
and as your spine aches and
your groan arches
I slam my talonned feet
upon your clammy thighs, wings out,
I tighten and nudge you into the muggy night
of plucked and withered fowl.

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Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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- Days ago = 437 days ago

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1609.14 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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