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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Secrets Fury and Growl

Come tell secrets
that fury and growl
and let curious
feel their bite.

Shake their perch
in gossip’s tree
until they fall upon
their own sliced tongues.

Black licorice root
bind shrill pleas
seeking escape from
consequence’s curse.

Beneath a summer moon
Justice sings and dances
to celebrate quidnunc
must drink bitter bile of regrets.



©Susie Clevenger 2013


At Real Toads Kerry challenged us with a list of words  from our fellow poet Grapeling. Get Listed ~ The Grapeling Way

Yes, quidnunc is a word. "a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody" Those who play scrabble can thank me. :)

7 comments :

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gosh what wonderful twists and turns of word pairings and images, Susie. This is very visceral.

Other Mary said...

Oh so true, that gossip often comes back to bite one! Well penned susie! And love that word - quidnunc!

Ellecee said...

Loved this, makes its point perfectly and I too, love to learn new words :-)

Heaven said...

Amazing word weaving ~ I specially like the opening verses, its full of bite ~ Smiles ~

Susie Swanson said...

Awesome. I can see this so clear.. Hugs, xo

LaTonya Baldwin said...

I couldn't make the leap from justice to the gossiper but I do appreciate the word play and images. You make me think and that is always appreciated.

Hannah said...

I enjoy very much the way you give persona to Curious, Gossip and Justice...you used these words in unique ways and wow...love the grim in Gossip's outcome! Nicely done, Susie!

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