The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – 11/26


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt-


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – 11/26

  1. The Running Son
    November 27, 2013

    “Bel Air for a Billion, Alec”

    it was a two punch
    double feature: 8, 11, 13, 20, 27–
    (my chest beginning to beat, here..)
    44. Bam!
    To the door, and downtown!
    Pow! The money-punch I always dreamed about
    has finally come around.

    And been going around; in orbit.
    Some great space lottery
    smiles on us every now and then: this time
    a nine by 4.5 mile frozen shard
    hulking down
    to flank a Mars that really don’t give a shit: one slick
    red bastard sidestep move, and clever Mars
    pulls the chair.

    I was earth-sitting, pink
    as a phallus by any observable spectrum.
    The rub is, your hating red
    plus my almost drip-transparent white
    left me bambam baby pink bouncy head
    and no guile, with looks so doe-eyed frank
    tears run for miles—

    and all my gimmes and reticence
    and envying
    of star fuckers and mid-life in-just-the-right-light
    shed-and-recrust one-uppers…
    for crissakes already! Never mattered before.
    But now that I have the greenbacks
    to sell Bel Air at a loss
    and buy it back,
    by this time tomorrow all manor of
    mansion security and bad manners
    and men and greenbacks and the backs men turn
    will sum total to zero,
    and deconstruct.

    It is 8:44am, 11/27/2013.
    draw a line in
    the red


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