Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Short Fingernails Rag

With white Mickey Mouse hands, I disguise my touch along your railroad bones.
If you feel a little goofy, ginned up, off-balance,
it's because I'm directing traffic inside your ears--
cartoon buses with walking tires jive to Cab Calloway, 
on a highway where I goon the intersection with my Mickey Mouse hands--

One finger for stop,
one for go,
and one for vo vo dee oh doe.

12 comments:

razzamadazzle said...

This is so much fun! Love that second stanza.

angieinspired said...

That's a sort of white glove treatment for sure!

grapeling said...

railroad bones. what a killer turn ~

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Ooooh feisty!!

Marian said...

I like this, especially "goon" as a verb :)

Sioux Roslawski said...

Shay--Cab Calloway was the perfect guy to slip into this piece.

erbiage.wordpress.com said...

your fun did touch me! walking tires! yay cartoons!

hedgewitch said...

Only you could write this and make it work--and not just work, fly out of the park. Every image is sharp and makes its prickly, yet oddly loving point. A favorite as soon as read.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

The imagery is perfect I can see it all!
Kind regards
Anna :o]

Lynn said...

Love how that last line reads. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love your fingernails rag

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Say what? la la mosk