paper piranha by Mary Ann Blinkhorn

paper piranha

who looks at me with broken eye

beneath red sun where

toxic doves and polyester seagulls fly

too bogged down with sentences

paper piranha

do you not know how much this

page weeps each time your

spiny mouth opens

fingering long-winded wine glass?

I sit on weathered streetcar

contemplating stop signs

acid rain falling

windows stinging

breeze broken

paper piranha

how long must I go on

unable to hear my own clock tick

my own spirit sing

while you look at me with

razor sharp teeth

feeling proud of yourself

i find my way home

open bills

check shopping list

re-evaluate need for

grated parmesan cheese on special

paper piranha

who looks at me with broken eye

beneath red sun where

toxic doves and polyester seagulls fly

too bogged down with sentences

you’re only paper, you know

you are only paper

i bid you farewell

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20 thoughts on “paper piranha by Mary Ann Blinkhorn

  1. evildick13 says:

    piranha are so cuddly…

    • mypenandme says:

      It’s lovely to see you here. Thanks! πŸ™‚

      • 29ordinaryguysmusicblog says:

        Hi, very nice looking blog, I think thats the first link to a good blog. I really liked an old conversation #1, it felt fresh and original! Thanks for checking out my new blog! I don’t have any particular writing skills or talent, in fact I’m dsylexic, but I hope its good enough to be at least interesting.
        Cheers

      • mypenandme says:

        Welcome to my blog. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. I loved your Nick Drake posting. Best regards,
        Mary Ann

  2. Arjan Tupan says:

    Nice. I find that for me, staring at a blank paper, also turns it into a piranha or other fearsome creature. I prefer to go out, and find the words there :).

  3. emmort says:

    Thanks for the like! Really interesting imagery here with very nice ambiguity. It’s almost like reading a riddle. Well done!

  4. I simply like this peom!

  5. Pawan Hira (awakeningpsyche) says:

    Quite refreshing view here…..Amazed by your flow of words…
    Keep penning more…you have a beautiful imagery..:)
    Peace and love

  6. ManicDdaily says:

    This has such interesting combinations–the reality of the day (the parmesan cheese on special) and this overhanging threat, which isn’t perhaps real, but symbolizes all the real threats. Very interesting. K.

    • mypenandme says:

      This poem was a bridge between a personal problem and resolving the problem. When I resolved the problem, I changed the last three lines of the poem. Thanks so much for reading. M.A. πŸ™‚

  7. Leeza says:

    “You are only paper.” Threatening, intimidating, lushly and extravagantly fear-invoking imagery. And then you get it. And shed the lavish and elaborate spell which you had concocted. Meantime, we get memorable stuff to read.

    • mypenandme says:

      This poem will always be special to me because it helped me to see a situation the way it was, and then change the outcome. Thank you for your support, encouragement and kind words. Hugs. M.A.

  8. B-u-x says:

    I found you through Leeza and I’m glad I came over here, really enjoyed your poetry!

    Bux x

  9. rusky says:

    paper cut…phiranna’s…I am running like hell,
    LOVe
    r.

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