Now that I’m back in the classroom, I will be playing Poetry Poker a little more regularly. Here’s how it works on the blog–I post a deal with my following poem, and you can write a poem from the same deal and post it (or a link to it) in the comments.
Deal from Mixed Decks: stay, yellow, slash, innocent, spirit
I won’t ask you to stay—
the exit is marked with yellow tape
slashed through with black
and sticky, like the way
I feel about
You–as innocent as a spider’s web
and maybe more deadly
Deal from Mixed Decks: glide, star, props, slam, push
Katy Perry’s a firework
but I’d rather glide like a star
through the heavens where dreams
form and angels fly.
I don’t want my sparks to singe
the props that fell when Atlas shrugged
and the sky slammed to the sea.
I want to be what pushed the
sun to shine
and the moon to sing.
I showed you mine. Will you show me yours?