Daily Prompt: Constant

Change is constant
This is all we know

I’m a spring singer
a summer sojourner
in autumn, an artist
and a winter writer

Live in an instant
Just go with the flow

I’m always uncomfortable
because I’m always changing
my identity’s portable
we’re not in the business of prearranging

Staying the course is nonsense
Burn down the status quo

Are you a shark, a crocodile, maybe a tardigrade?
No, and that’s why you have to progress
I’ve never sat still, I’ve always strayed
No delivery, just carry out, when you order success

Change is constant
You know which way to go.

via Daily Prompt: Constant

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Be Wilder: an advice poem

Be wilder:
Baby girl please don’t age; you’re so pretty
Be wilder:
Pretend you’re a ballerina
Be wilder:
But be nicer to Tina
Be wilder:
One day you’ll travel the planet
Be wilder:
Make a wish; the candles are lit
Be wilder:
But don’t rip your new dress
Be wilder:
Only a good girl can be a princess
Be wilder:
The world is your pearl

Be wilder:
You should dress like a girl
Be wilder:
Don’t get mud on your knees
Be wilder:
Wear a crown of daisies
Be wilder:
Dance beside the campfire
Be wilder:
But don’t arouse his desire
Be wilder:
Don’t you want him to like you?
Be wilder:
Stop reading; there’s no time to
Be wilder:
Life’s too short to care about grades

Be wilder:
We’re gonna hit the raves
Be wilder:
Grow your hair out long
Be wilder:
Put your lipstick on
Be wilder:
Hell yeah, six inch heels
Be wilder:
You’ll be hell on wheels
Be wilder:
But no, not like that
Be wilder:
You look like you’ve got the clap
Be wilder:
Less like a used up city tramp
Be wilder:
More like the girl from summer camp
Be wilder:
Might as well, you’re getting old

Be wilder:
Now no one minds your belly roll
Be wilder:
Wear clashing colours
Be wilder:
Go outside in your rollers
Be wilder:
Hit on men you pass in the street
Be wilder:
They’re no threat when you’re no treat
Be wilder:
Cause you know life is short
Be wilder:
Get drunk in Miami airport
Be wilder:
You’re free now, we’re moving on to your child

Be wilder:
Live as wide as a country mile
Be wilder:
Learn from my mistakes
Be wilder:
Don’t listen to those ‘girl power’ fakes
Be wilder:
Don’t accept ‘boys will be boys’
Be wilder:
You can play with army toys
Be wilder:
Get dirty, be loud, fill your own space
Be wilder:
I was given a small taste
Be wilder:
They want you in a cage, but it doesn’t have to be.

via Daily Prompt: Bewildered

Daily Prompt: Cavity

cavity social poem

cavity
like the one in your chest
just because they said you were resisting arrest
cavity
like the ones in your teeth
leading to extraction cause you can’t afford to treat
cavity
like the ones that get searched
by the ones that never put your dignity first
cavity
like the way your stomach feels
when you gotta choose between your rent and your meals
cavity
like the one violated
by somebody who said they loved you, but couldn’t be sated
cavity
like the growing divide
between knowing they told the truth, and knowing they lied

via Daily Prompt: Cavity

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Daily Prompt: Dominant – Allele Appeal

oval face
cleftless
widow’s peak
eyebrows
bushy, sepa r ated
skip mascara
dimples
free lobes
almond eyes
.f.r.e.c.k.l.e.s.
tongue
rollin’, no foldin’
wax my middle finger
can’t thumb a ride
bent pinky
left over right
brush the back of my hand
only need two tendons

via Daily Prompt: Dominant

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