Crazy Shirley Sounds Off

Crazy Shirley Writes with Her Teeth, Lips and Tongue

When? says Crazy Shirley,
    is the dreadlock on that bucolic
                    Samson man
         gonna just fall off?

      He’s been dipping it in
beef stew and sugar
all day,
fahrenheit been hitting the top of the bulb!

He’s in a ubiquitous position,
’cause Bob Marley’s not in the general vocabulary
           of this fraternity.

He’s kinda mucous-tasting and fecund.
     His face? Chalk-white and he uses
         a kitten in the morning for a wash cloth.

They’re heavy.

               And a goldfish is gutteral
     while an owl
             sorta chortles and

I’m not that keen on bucolic,
          I got a Ticonderoga tintype
                            that’s got the most fantastic hue!


A “sound” poem for dVerse Poets

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

16 thoughts on “Crazy Shirley Sounds Off

  1. sanaarizvi

    This is fantastic! I especially like; “He’s been dipping it in beef stew and sugar all day,
    fahrenheit been hitting the top of the bulb.” 🙂


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks so much for sending this, Björn. I used to love the Silly Symphonies and must have seen this one but had forgotten it and I love the details of ship building! Has to be my new favorite. I have to look up some others.



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