Thursday, April 25, 2013

30d30w: word 25


birthday 

secret whistles,
fiery code…
                nothing.
happy wrapping
hides the empty
        cage.

something whispers…
furry coat?
thumping?
sniffing whiskers?

subtle wishes,
buried hope…
             surprise!
eyes

Not just questions--could it be fur, could it be whiskers?--but actual eyes!  Thanks to Daisy for the first eye contact between birthday boy and creature.  Up to you all whether those eyes belong to the creature or the boy.  Or the girl.  Or the yo (enjoy this piece on the organic creation of a gender-neutral pronoun in Baltimore).  Five more words--make 'em good!

10 comments:

  1. I love "surprise/eyes" -- great job, Daisy!

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  2. velociraptors
    pickles
    teeth
    fangs
    a nose
    claws
    nibbles

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  3. velociraptors
    pickles
    teeth
    fangs
    a nose
    claws
    nibbles
    peering
    tentatively

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  4. glimmer
    peer

    glisten

    blink

    Janet F.

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  5. Yes, I like the surprise/eyes too


    connect

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  6. You may have already chosen. Your blog doesn't appear in my email until the next day.

    I like eyes to eyes. Or maybe peer. No this is better...wait.

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