Reanimated Lavender Granola Switchblade Nun rides again.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Small Talk

Don gloves before handling porcupines;
Dark glasses when in love with the sun--

Protect virtue with dozens of petticoats;
Slouch in doorways and call, to meet men.

Never trust captains of ferry boats;
Feign boredom when purchasing wine--

During lovemaking, do not consult your notes,
And keep your damn mitts off what's mine.


for magpie 46


  1. Ooooh, I like the edginess of this one!
    Good job! I did not participate this week, but the prompt has spurred my muse
    so I might - Thanks.

  2. All things that make sense. :)

  3. Lively and scathing, but then, that's totally normal here. I like your portrait of what can live inside the social concept of a pair of gloves. Never trust captains of ferry boats, and never play cards with a man named Doc (<-Kerouac)

  4. This is my favorite Magpie Tale this week...a mix of the whimsical and the serious. I'm going to check out your blog!

  5. Hil-AR-ious! How do you DO this??!! "glove before handling porcupines"....I looked at gloves and saw gloves and came to a full stop....I think upon death you would do humankind a service by donating your brain to science!

    I love this one especially much. I will use the porcupine advice as a Note To Self:)

  6. Very Decemberist of you! In the best way possible.

    Really? Does one have to wear gloves to handle porcupines? How awesome.

  7. I agree with Izzy...this is very edgy and I love the contrasts. Great job!

  8. You and your endless litany of rules!

  9. love this - especially that sharp last line! Very feline!

  10. Fantastic words ...I really like this.

  11. i love your mind. i'd love to put this up in my house...

  12. Hah! Very clever. Excellent advice for the New Year.

  13. Reminds me of this chorus to an old song!

    All together now, one, two, three
    Keep your mind on your driving
    Keep your hands on the wheel
    Keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead
    We're having fun, sitting in the backseat
    Kissing and a hugging with Fred

  14. It's good to be back reading your writing, Shay.

    That last line had me snorting with laughter :)

  15. Lots of great advice to start the New Year....(especially the mitts off)I am glad its here...ready to get blogging again...Have a great one...glad to have met you this 2010....bkm

  16. I loved this...kinda like Ann Landers when she got all bitchy :)

  17. Spoken like a true cynic, but beautifully spoken.

  18. i forgot how i found you, but i am glad i did.
    beautiful poetry!

  19. Well said by someone who has handled the porcupines of life

    Happy New Year Shay

    Love from the Moon

  20. Great, especially the last line. You do have a way with words.
    Happy New Year, Shay.

  21. Wait a minute let me go get my notebook!...This is brilliant Shay! You always have such a unique way of saying things in a whole new way! I love it!! :-)
    Happy New Year! :-)


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