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Flipping Out

Flipping Out
The Bird –
Origami or Obscenity?

Across the table, shadows fell,
As he began his show and tell.
A single motion, barely there,
And yet, somehow it changed the air.

Perhaps my mem’ry lost its wings.
It overflows with countless things.
Still, I could swear I saw a sign
Intended to abuse, malign.

A flashing origami bird
May flip an undesired word.
The key to misconstruing him
Is offering a synonym.

No bird of paradise is he,
For Heaven trumps obscenity.
And words or gestures disappear
Against eternity’s frontier.

A confrontation may be due,
Or we could overlook what’s true.
But this bird itches just to squawk.
Who cares, if people start to talk?
c2009 by Linda Ann Nickerson

Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“origami”)
Helium (“Difficult People”)
In Other Words (“Heaven”)
Inspire Me Thursday (“key”)
Meme Express (“frontier”)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “a memory”)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “paradise”)
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1 comment:

  1. Very funny. You certainly incorporate responses to a lot of prompts. Great rhythm.



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