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by Tracy Mitchell
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Von - thank you, your diagnosis is spot-on.  :( Dave, Marcel, Janet -- glad you are getting some enjoyment. Janet -- I don't believe you, there is no evidence.  I, on the other hand, am exhibiting a certain lightheadedness in my narratives, which is symptomatic of running on fumes at this point. Che...
by Tracy Mitchell
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Thanks Marcel.  The title, and some of the impetus for the poem came from the Jack Handy quote:

 “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”
by Tracy Mitchell
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

~ If Trees Could Speak I don’t know what random thought might have sounded like a prayer to some random god   or how I might have unknowingly backed  through some portal, but as of last night, I can understand the language of cicadas. As dusk approached, I heard the first, screeching about expiring...
by Tracy Mitchell
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too kind, Colm.  I am just hoping to be able to run through the finish line tape without resorted to limerick or The American Sentence.  Its a 50 -50 thing at the moment.  Thanks for your support.

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by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Janet -- 

Click:

Mars' shake 'n bake

This irregular route of Mars drove the ancients crazy, and gave rise to advanced mathematics/algebra as I understand it.

 
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

~ Entertaining Satan You won’t believe it – I saw him at the convenience store, we got to talking. He’s in town for the Trial. He’s so attractive and intriguing, alluring and appealing, mesmeric and bewitching -- almost like . . . addicting.  I invited him over for BBQ, he said yes and he’d provide...
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Pancakes Flip Themselves - Tracy, excellent poem, deeply influenced by the sky, and perhaps the fact that your mind "aches for pancakes". You've clearly been effected by the moon cycles - in a positive way, as generally happens with poets, thereby the phrase "Waxing Poetic." Don't be surprised if y...
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

You sent me to the kitchen, a familiar territory, when you catapult me into the celestial.  Where did you find this phrase in your internal space. . ."crescent caterpillar clings. . . ? I am waiting for a collection of Tracy poems to break the NYT best.  Marcel As always, Marcel, you are much too k...
by Tracy Mitchell
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 320
Views: 3963

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

~ Pancakes Flip Themselves Before algebra, celestial bodies dashed wild, random, zagging like feral comets against fixed pinpoints of certainty. We rushed to highest and darkest hilltops  to catch and name cartwheeling constellations.  You can see the rule play out everywhere–  Sun goes down– zucch...