Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lori Wall-Holloway

WORD DANCE

Lord, please let my words
dance off the tip of my tongue
and leap across the ears
of my listeners, as I speak.

Let the music of my idioms
skip over the stage of the psyche
while phrases chassé each other
and do pirouettes in the imagination.

Ending with an arabesque pose
before the final bow, I pray
my words grace the listeners’
minds with beauty.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CaLokie

GOD-IN-THE-BOX

Turn on tap
Pour oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, etc.
into plastic bottles

With scissors cut out continents
Fold and put into envelopes
Moist glue and seal letters

Collect planets
Paste on 3x5 blank cards
Paperclip together

Gather Milky Way stars
Staple to 8x10 college ruled notebook sheets
Leave every other line blank

Use rubber bands to connect remaining
galaxies to each other
Then bind together with super strings

Try to get all items in one box to save shipping costs
Wad newspapers and stuff between plastic bottles
and materials stapled or paper clipped

Wrap and duct tape brown paper on box
On top, bottom and sides stamp
“HANDLE WITH CARE”

Call Fed-Ex
Return contents to manufacturer for needed repairs
before warranty expires