1.18.2014

Shale Heart

Yesterday’s promise,
layered like fissility,
encouraged pica--
I, being merely human,
compulsively ingested.

TANKA for Real Toads!

15 comments:

  1. Such a unique metaphor, Marian. (She says, quickly flipping through her dictionary :)

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  2. Aiyiii. We've got to be superhuman to stop this nonsense. Fine piece.

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  3. what a great use of words... I will have to use fissility at some time

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  4. You have my attention and a big smile. :)

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  5. This is simply brilliant, Marian.

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  6. There is an epiphany that comes with using exactly the right word--hallelujah here.

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  7. Creative and unique. I like anything that requires me to think.

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  8. Love it...nothing like a late night race to the dictionary :)

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  9. Oh, smart - heart-breaking even.

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  10. Like the connection between compulsively ingested and pica ... all too true for some.

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  11. Makes me wonder about the promise...

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  12. OH! Pica and ingestion and the damage possibly caused. Serious stuff, Marian.

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