Tonight my book club is having a little Christmas party and we're reading poetry to one another.
I was instructed to bring my own poems to read. I have pulled out six poems (which I must dwindle down to two). So here are two lines from each of the poems, with a last one thrown in there for the good measure.
In the comments, if you'll tell me which lines are your favorite, I will use that info to help me make my selection.
1 & 2
Fingers rapped restrained rhythm.
She reached with teeth keeping beat
3 & 4
I am from a reverend who owned whorehouses
and from grandparents who set the West Virginia woods afire while making love
5 & 6
right next door that baby done cried
three solid days and its momma with both her eyes
7 & 8
I run from whistles in blue
and tanned hands in haystacks
9 & 10
I am searching for momma and
papa and baby but
11 & 12
Sad little kiwi fruit.
Your hairy scrotum-body
teeth restrain rhyme and rhythm