Thursday, May 26, 2016

DMC: "Disssgusssting" by Bridget Magee





DISSSGUSSSTING

​I lie here
among the
dead grassesss,
crunchy leavesss,
withered ssscrub.

I am minding
my own
busssinesss
sssoaking up
the sssun,
basssking in
the heat.

Then I feel
them...

thud, thud, thud

- the legged onesss -

coming clossser...

THUD, THUD, THUD!

I ssslip,
I ssslither,
I ssslink
away.

But ssstill
they
ssscream,
"Snake!"

Disssgusssting.


© 2016 Bridget Magee. All rights reserved.


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6 comments:

  1. Love it, Bridget. Out of the mouthssss. A family hiked this week in a nearby popular place outside Denver and their young child was bitten by a rattle snake. She'll be okay. But the alarm put forth of what parents should do because of this will keep many kids in their own backyards. Thanks for giving a voice to the snake for a change.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Eek, I hate to hear of a child (anyone actually)getting bit by a snake. It is very important to stay aware. =)

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  2. One of your great talents, Bridget, is your ability to find and deliver the unexpected in your poems. Whether it's a pun, a change in perspective, or a surprise ending. Thank you for keeping us on our toes!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, for spotlighting amazing authors (Laura!) and featuring poems inspired by them. I'm glad you like my unexpectedness - I think it may be an acquired taste for some. =)

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  3. Love this poem, Bridget. I can feel it with its rich s words.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! You are sssweet! =)

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