Formerly Badass Horrible Poetry

This isn't just a poetry blog. Let's be honest, a lot of what I post is poetry but there are more often than not also postings about short stories. I do try to keep this blog separate from my others and post strictly creative work here. Some of it will be better than others, and much of it is in first or second draft stage when posted. These are raw works, and there will be spelling and grammar troubles at times because I use this blog to gauge what works and what doesn't. I use it as a place to get feedback. That's the reason it is "horrible". Because it's not finished-- And why should it be? We all want feedback but most of us are too afraid to put ourselves out there.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Talia - Lughnasa August 1st

Jellyfish curled into a ball
her palm
she scooped it from the fire pit
flecked with kernels; a thick
white powder
ash freckling the trembling gelatin

the only water
playing hide & seek
in a wood over a mile
she held up the jellyfish;
smoky and fluid
caressed her cheeks

begged to lift up
a tentacle lengthened
to a simple seam
cupped between fingers
the girl sprung from her crouch
tossed the jelly up
till it as moon rose

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