Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hip



Loose after birthing
bone on bone,
legs, hooves askew
like a mother giraffe.

A well-used gate groovy
under muscle, skin,
sockets unhinge,
request an oil can.

It might be fixed
with a rubber band
looped, twisted
with stretchy make-do.

Is there a placebo?

Something to soothe
the lopsided  pop,
make experience cool;
less stiff, more hip.


tk/February 2015



R.A.D. skillfully nails the end...





13 comments:

  1. love those last four lines- I can totally identify!

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  2. You caught the joy of the moment...

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  3. Love 'mother giraffe' image, cool !

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  4. Yes, all loose and twisted and perhaps limboed! Great write Tess! Thanks for the memory!

    Hank

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  5. I think what your looking for is called "Molly!" Just jokin'.

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  6. Dance & all will be well :)
    Nice words, Tess!

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  7. Tess, I love your words, every time, they bring so many images to mind. This one made me smile. Is wine the placebo?

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  8. Glad to read your post :). It is very informative!
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