Verb Me Baby One More Time

You asked me to splinter words –
the axe head of  “careful” swinging into
the “stairs,” a demolition derby
you said to renovate the basement
and I said “just say the word”
but you dumped out my poetry tool box
wrenched all the nouns and adjectives
into verbs like origami
so that dogs were dogging and
beans were beaning, conjugating 
the conjugal with efforting and 
oh my, Novembering turned on its head
and time reversing and even the hours
slip sliding away…

Miz Quickly


  1. Ron. says:

    Liked it all; loved the loved the Origamied verbs. Thanks

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  2. barbara_y says:


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  3. Debi says:

    It’s a win. Love it

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  4. Jules says:

    Yep… November a sliding sidways month!

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  5. Shawna says:

    Oh, my. You are so talented. Sheesh.

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