Friday, April 11, 2008

Make Yourself Small

Hi there! This poem first appeared in Permafrost.

Make Yourself Small

God will come in later, of this I feel certain.
Let’s consider the nurse Richard Speck
didn’t kill, the one that he bound who still
managed to hide under a bed, only to find
all the others stabbed in the eyes and breasts.
You wanted details, right? Hide under
whatever you can find, make yourself small.
Everyone finds something horrible in time.
Best to close your eyes. Keep them closed.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back." Erica Jong

Cocktail Hour
Drinking writing book suggestion: Seducing The Demon Erica Jong

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!


the walking man said...

Safety is in size and with it more places to hide, yet at time we must reverse that no matter what fear we have and, become giants among men if for no other reason than to show the ignorant and the vain around us how small they truly are.



yes Erica that is true.

Anonymous said...

See my restaurant reviews in Detroit's alternative weekly tabloid, "The Metro Times."--Mel Small

Anonymous said...

Children love me!!!--Stuart Small