August 25, 2015

Self-evaluation

Brain like a jello salad
served front and center at a
Midwestern family cookout.
Sweet and gelatinous
until you inevitably confront
the one sour grape
that lingers
the rest of the meal
like husky uncle Ralph
leering down your shirt.


Jello Midwest Poetry 1000 Words


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Between Versions I thought it would be kind of neat to see how a poem in process can look. Below is a first draft then the current draft of something I’m working on,