Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Image by Tess Kincaid


Aliens would render us useless
if they sucked all our nails
with some powerful magnet
like a big vacuum sweeping
up bobby pins

we would be a mess
without our carpet tacks
and gutter spikes
penny size brads
hammered down with the gusto
and sweat of a nation's brawn

a rapture of galvanized proportions
they'd leave the buns and beehives
of our landscape
in disheveled heaps, raped
uncoiffed bedrooms and barns
bad hair days scattered
across America

Tess Kincaid

August 2011

Posted over on her site Willow Manor

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