Thursday, November 16, 2006

Poetry Thursday: Lies

This week's prompt: "Liar, Liar Pants On Fire". T ake ten things and create lie about them. Hmmm, I assembled ten things and placed them so I looked at them frequently. Three spoke out loud.

Seven Twenty

Grandfather's pocket watch
held his travels 'til
7:20, Calcutta, India, 1883
Banished forever

Grandmother's beaded coin purse
held her secrets 'til
7:20, Lodi, New Jersey, 1905
Scattered forever

7:20, Portland, Oregon 1974
Travels banished
Secrets scattered
Only a skeleton key remains

1 comment:

twilightspider said...

I really like the historical lies here - they feel tangible and yet too imaginative to really be true. I would love to see you extend the stories - you could mine some real gold there I think.