"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, November 8, 2013

From Splinters to Moon

No one is sure
if his name
is humor or truth,
but people like
this poet’s brass.

Spinning poems
on a turntable,
he mixes Mexico
with New Orleans
until it speaks
his brand of blues.

There’s not many
tears in his ink bottle,
just margarita shots
thrown down
in tell it like it is verse.

If the reader rides in on
a literary high horse,
his poetry will boot scuff
their attitude until their whining,
 “I wish the hell I’d written that.”

Hero doesn’t always
write with splinters.
There are times
his muse will sit him
under a cantina star sky
to ponder whether lovers
prefer their romance steamed
with a little Cozumel sand
or Crescent City moon.

©Susie Clevenger 2013

Corey Rowley, better known as Herotomost, challenged us at Real Toads to write about him. I am not sure if he is brave or insane or perhaps both. :)


Hannah said...

I love your title!! So creative.

You really brought out a lot to love about our fellow toad, Susie, well done!!

Sam Edge said...

LOve the boot scuff for the high horse.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is filled with gems, Susie. I love 'spinning poems on a turntable', lack of 'tears in his ink bottle' and the cantina star sky. Your description of Corey's poetry is just excellent, and you are right, we do love hos brass, don't we?

Susan said...

This poet's brass is right. I like the mix of Mexico and New Orleans and the mix of the drinks/inks ... this entire poem is brilliant.

Herotomost said...

Susiieeeee!!!!! I love it, you pulled a plethora of things I certainly am and swept them up into a fantastic diamond encrusted dust pan. I asked Kerry if this prompt was too self serving cuz I was worried it sounded like I was just fishing for compliments, she added pics and linked me up and let me go! I am so glad I did cuz you all see right through me even though we have never met and it was certainly a joy to see exactly how I come across. The similarities in subject are undeniable and the writing has been exceptional and alot of fun!!!! Imagine what it could turn out like if was a great big asshole in my online persona....cuz you toads are pretty honest and I like that. Thanks Susie....really like tha you came out!

Mama Zen said...

Well done, Susie!

Heaven said...

Perfect for Corey Susie ~ I too wished I'd written that ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you have captured him so well, Susie! Spectacular write!

Marian said...

love it, you've captured the romance that's our Herotomost :)

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