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Thursday

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?



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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