Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Becoming the City



Becoming the City

I add an extra coat of mascara
Using the spiky skyline as my muse
Those chock-a-block avenues
Call for excessive eyeliner
But I set aside the scarlet lip dye
Don’t want to compete
With the sound of sirens

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19 comments:

  1. You have your recent city time to draw on. I like the makeup metaphor.

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  2. You are turning into quite the urban poetess.

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  3. I love when poets play with words. Well done!

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  4. Hey, that's Times Square!

    I like the "lipstick = sirens" image.

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  5. Yes - you packed a lot into a small piece. Good work. Maybe send to Peadar for the Bus magazine..?
    x

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  6. Nice write ! Your dead on with the mascara! and I totally tone down my lipstick in New York- thanks.

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  7. Love the picture, the play on words, the make up metaphor.

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  8. Makes me want to visit the city... but which one?

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  9. Good stuff. Especially the double meaning on sirens. I see what you did there. :)

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  10. Great playing around with words and metaphores. I love this one.

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  11. I love it. And the photograph is perfect for the poem.

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  12. I don't think you need the red lip dye. Your words paint the picture of a vamp through and through.

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  13. What a great little write...I like this...a lot! One of your best, Bug...

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  14. Beware sirens with scarlet lips...

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  15. Don’t want to compete
    With the sound of sirens

    Amazingly done! I love the mascara reference ... Just an absolutely PERFECT response to this. BRAVO!

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