Friday, January 18, 2013

This Face

take a good look at this face
cos pretty soon all you gonna see is my ass
swingin' on out of town.

i got brothers, uncles, male cousins here
like a truck brought 'em in and left 'em.
this is
(gruff voice)
their
patch
of grass.

take a good look at this face
cos it's the last face someone gonna see
before they meet my big bad appetite.
i run
i run
oh, i would run just because;
so if it brings back dinner,
ain't that sweet.

i got brothers, uncles, male cousins here
who haven't hunted in donkey's years.
they stay behind and mind the brats
like a pack of english nannies.
(scornful voice)
y'all can hush
eat my leavins
eat my dust.

take a good look at this face
cos i'm gone like the water when the sun rise high.
some lazy dog gonna meet this shinin'queen
and do just what i tell him, right down to a tee--
he just don't know it yet.
so get outta my way, and goodbye old pack,
hello new.

now i'll tell you what you're gonna do...
take a good look at this face.
_______

for Hannaballistic's Transforming Friday!

In African wild dog packs, it is the males who stay together, and the females who leave to find new packs. Usually, only one dominant female breeds, and the fights for this right can be savage and costly. These gals are no Country Club Cathys. They are tough, and wily, and I think they are very cool.

Don't forget, Coal Black & Poison Apple's new cd "Molly Macabre" will be available January 22nd exclusively at Pete's Dog-N-Suds on Highway 5!

 
 

21 comments:

Hannah said...

Perfect!! Coal's tone and "tude" are just the voice for the female of this species!! I SO enjoyed this, Shay...awesome work!!

I love this:

"take a good look at this face
cos i'm gone like the water when the sun rise high.
some lazy dog gonna meet this shinin'queen
and do just what i tell him, right down to a tee--
he just don't know it yet."

Yes!! And I love your tags!

Smiles to you thanks for joining TF!

TexWisGirl said...

tough girl. dang!

Susan said...

Whoa! I'm looking and listening--listening to Emmy Lou too--backing away and letting your narrator go! (Her face is memorable, but so is the leaving angle.)

Helen said...

.. not only am I gonna take a good look at that face ~~ I'm gonna fucking memorize it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "I would run just because; so if it brings back dinner, ain't that sweet".

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh. I love it!
Take a good look at this face
cos pretty soon all you gonna see is my ass..

Priceless!

Daryl said...

country club cathys - indeed

Cloudia said...

love the opening gambit! I know you channel this stuff


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Grandmother said...

If I had an alter ego I'd want it to be you! Damn, this is fine!

hedgewitch said...

Always good to see coal around the place--I miss her. She's in fine form here, slinging her attitude around like a well-weighted shoulderbag, and staking out the territory that blows on the wind. I think the behavior of packs is a pretty fascinating study--human or canid, and this poem nails the place marked X where the two meet. My favorite bit is the one Sherry quoted--it really seems like a philosophy to live by. Do what you're bound to do, and when you get something for it, be glad. Great picking on the Emmy Lou, too.

Emma Major said...

brilliant, I love it

Tatius T. Darksong said...

i got brothers, uncles, male cousins here
like a truck brought 'em in and left 'em.
this is

got the whole crew here...lol and bet she keeps them in line.

Karen said...

You know, I know people who sound just like Coal, so I "get" that voice. You become her, or maybe she becomes you...

Love this attitude. I know many people... :)

Laurie Kolp said...

And what a face it is... sassy, too. = )

manicddaily said...

Great close especially - one clear-minded lady, errr.. female. k.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I love this! Ms Coal does hyena like no one's ever done hyena before.
K

Margaret said...

Ha. Not worried about being popular, just focused on surviving. And she will! Enjoyed this

Kim Nelson said...

POWER to those females. Eat dust, dudes!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is cool! Totally creative take on the prompt.

Susie Clevenger said...

Ah the strength of females..I love this take on the prompt. Love the music too!

goatman said...

It always comes down to that, doesn't it?