Thursday, December 6, 2012

suburban juju

she got a different hound
a different child
and the lady herself
is of a different mind

don't just drop by
she ain't havin it
don't park your piece of shit in her drive
she ain't havin it

she sit in a dragon's jaw
writing what she writes
with a leopard's claw

she got suburban juju
it's in her eyes
she make native blades and magic
and a mean pecan pie.
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for Real Toads

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

She's one of a kind!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! "she sit in a dragon's jaw writing what she writes with a leopard's claw" - you write in a genre all your own, Shay and you SO should be famous! Someone is missing the boat.

TexWisGirl said...

this made me laugh. :)

Lolamouse said...

Voodoo Donuts are orgasmic!!! I'd kill my grandmother for one of their maple bacon ones if she weren't already dead!

This is wicked good! Watch out for that suburban juju!

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

What a coincidence - I was actually listening to The Doors when I read this post.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Shay, no wonder so many Toads chose your home to write about. You are amazing.
I love that second stanza, but it makes me homesick. When I lived alone, in a different province, people dropped by all the time. Now I'm married, and a stranger in a strange land. No one ever drops by, and only my family phones.
Oh, listen to me bitch. At least I get dragged around the world by the scruff of my neck.
Don't know who your poem is about, but it is wicked good.
K

Susan said...

No point in me even trying to guess--I'd better start paying more attention! I like the dragon's jaw and the leopard's claw . . . maybe Izy? Susie?

Ella said...

Damn I want to party with this courageous chick! Mama Zen is my guess!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Reminds me of Mudbone's Miss Rudolph - you don't want to mess with her. Great poem ShaLaLa.

Grandmother said...

I've not been around long enough to know who this is but I like her. If she's got suburban juju, she's my kind of gal.

dulce ♥ said...

My hero

Scott said...

Morrison's mesmerizing baritone. "she has a house and garden.."

Margaret said...

Ha Ha! She IS exciting! I almost wrote about you but needed more time :)

Shawna said...

This is awesome! I love your last two stanzas. :) I was going to ask if Coal wrote this, but then I saw in your tags that she did. Love it!

If you're not writing about yourself, I'd say this describes MZ ... not putting up with anyone's unannounced visits or crappy cars in her driveway. Although, I'll bet she's all wit and bite in poetry but sweet (and sarcastic) as pecan pie in person.

Shawna said...

P.S. Awesome picture.

Sioux said...

This poem provided just the bit of whimsy I needed this evening.

Thanks, Shay.

Mama Zen said...

This is awesome!

Fireblossom said...

^^^^it's about MZ. :-)

(forgot I was supposed to come back and say that.)