4.04.2013

Attack from Mars

It was like
you were the Arcade Mayor
& I was happy
to play your entourage
because the way
jeans slung low
your Hips grooved
against that machine
during Strobe Multiball
was enough to send me rocketing
to Mars myself
so bring on all the balls, baby
I’m prepared
for Total Annihilation--


My response to Izy's Film School Dropout prompt is poem four of thirty in April!

17 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I can so see that pinball machine and the low-slung jeans!

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  2. Hahaha! Not what I was expecting on the day before the Apocalypse but I like your version better. "bring on all the balls.." has me cracking up.

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    1. total annihilation is the most advanced multiball level of the (pinball) game, heh.

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  3. I remember days like these. You capture it well! funny and cool too

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  4. LOL! Such a vivid picture you paint. Whew!

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  5. Bring on all the balls, she says. *smirk* It's about pinball, she says. *rolleyes*

    Mars needs women?

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  6. Obviously, you got a slightly different reaction from young Justin than I did. :P But I can dig the concept.

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  7. I get this yes I do,,love it,,,

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  8. Haha - so that's what we're calling it now! Good one.

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  9. You've got us all laughing with you, Marian. Well done.
    K

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  10. The arcade mayor..fun...creative write.

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  11. Also loved the "arcade Mayor" and the raw sense of rocketing toward an end which you captured here. Also, the hips and low slung jeans. Thanks for taking my prompt and bringing forth something so shining and new. Viva la

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  12. He should be careful, lest he bump the machine too hard and TILT.

    Wow, this brought forth a bunch of images... the bad boys of my youth, the days when you could keep a pinball game going for about 15 minutes on a quarter... and, inadvertently, "Mars Attacks," the Tim Burton film in which the aliens' heads explode inside their helmets when old Slim Whitman songs are played on loudspeakers!!

    Original and so, so fun. Amy

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  13. tilting is fun in and of itself :)

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  14. rocketing indeed! What a vision this creates... loved it.

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    1. gosh, you made me realize that i favor using "rocket" as a verb, not just in this one! hah!

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