Use Word Foreplay

This weekend, over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Kerry invited us to craft a poem while keeping in mind the phrase, “This is not what we came to see”, from Brian Patten’s “The Projectionist’s Nightmare”. My muse might’ve had way too much fun with the prompt *cough, cough, cough*.

“Use word foreplay”, he ordered.

She obeyed, whispering, “Hard,
deep, harder!” her edge and her tongue
cutting quick and bleeding bone.

His eyes opened so wide, his mouth
wider… as her stiletto hit the right spot
between his legs, and his screaming
thrilled her will to take all.

“I am trouble”, she batted
long bloodied lashes, “it’s not a rumor.”

the wee notes…
– Kerry’s prompt asks for a new poem. The 3 blackouts that inspired this short piece were born months apart; separate, they tell three different tales. I’ve combined them, tweaked them through the mind of a slightly disturbed speaker, and (I believe) turned them into something new. Let’s see what Kerry says…
– I am also linking this bit to Poets United – Poetry Pantry 316.

Use Word Foreplay


A Troubling Rumor

67 thoughts on “Use Word Foreplay

  1. I love it when you go dark–and the poetry isn’t all that is blacked out here–I think some emotions may be, er, cut and pasted, as it were, along with the body parts. As always, creative, original, and totally you, Magaly.

  2. Definitely new and unique – as only you can write and create wonderful scenes and characters.. Maybe she is flawed..maybe she is playing (as well as fore-playing) ..but without him she wouldn’t be.. if that makes sense!

  3. Not a scenario I would wish to be part of, but as a poem I delight in having my hair stand on end. It’s been too long (smile)!

  4. Mixed messages here, Magaly. Did you dig really deep, perhaps you have a snippet in there where she could poke him in the mouth with her stiletto after doing damage where it hurt? I’m sure this type conversation has transpired a lot, many where the lady/girl didn’t fare nearly so well. If she did, that last section would be the mixed message, if there was one.

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