talkin wit janie, sugah, and indigo (fictional intruder-daily prompt)


rockin on da porch

hands still sore from plantin marigolds

dat wud reflect warm weather sunsets

as she confides in me bout lovin him

an the oddness bout da peace it gives huh

put da lemonade glass by muh feet

grab huh hand an smile at huh

dey wuz still as soft as petals

even sore

huh eyes looked at God in dat sunset

an dey glowed wit da marigolds.


strode down the middle of town

heat was as sweltering as the glares of the womenfolk

matched her crimson colored heels

she swayed in confidence

hips keeping time to the jazz in her mind

falsified for no good times in a decade

times two

what else was a gal supposed to do for survival

sold her body, hid her heart, traded her mind

sweet replaced for sour in time gave her strength

left her lonely and longing for more

than love for sale


set aflame a the loins of a doll with no britches

gave me third eye sight when chanting her name

explained a tongue telling lies should never taste pleasure

sipping salty tears of betrayal

will give it power.

we birth poems conceived of black magic and lullabies

pinky swear to moan them if we give in to the sex of devils

rebuking the spell of spilt semen on the small of our backs

using rainwater, honeysuckle and lemon peel to purify tainted skin

then begin again

friends can mend dolls and their hearts within

©michele mitchell, 2014


Fictional Intruder

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

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