Sunday, April 15, 2012

Loving What is Plentiful

—Alice Walker

We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
To love what is plentiful
as much as
what's scarce.


Today's LittleNip:


Of course
It means
Wash thy face, wind torn façade
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, wee tiny fellow
But those
Are not
Risqué terms

Boring odes
Need spice
In their vocabulary, hints of dirt
Befallen on that clean canvas of
Rural calm
Some urban
Squalor please

Take some
Normal words
Turn them upside down and back
Filter out the preachy, gray stuff
And then
Just have
Some fun.


Medusa, with thanks to Carl Bernard Schwartz (Caschwa),
who reminds us that today is the deadline for the next issue
of Rattlesnake Press's WTF. For info, go to;
send your submissions to