Open-Source Poetry #3

Dear Readers,

Our humble little Open-Source Poetry experiment continues, and it’s clear that you’ve all been enjoying this opportunity to collaborate. It’s because of your efforts that a wonderful prickly new poem is being born, and we love it!

Seriously, we’re floored by the contributions we’ve received so far. So many of them! And so creative! Thank you so much for playing with us. We hope you enjoy the line we’ve chosen. It was written by none other than artsychick82. Your contribution was precisely what we needed!

So, to everyone else, welcome to the next round! We can’t wait to be surprised by your unexpected word wizardry. We can’t wait to have our socks knocked off then knocked back on again! Go nuts, Dear Readers! Bristle! Crackle with invention! Buzz!

Oh, and for those that require a little refresher of how this all works…

1) We provide the next line of the poem.
2) You write the following line.
3) You submit your line via the comments section of this very post.
4) We pick the line we like most and add it to the poem.
5) We publish every line to date in a follow-up post.
6) Steps 1-5 are repeated until we have a masterpiece!

Let’s keep the madness going!

Вензель

What if I said sorry for saying sorry all the time?
Or should I just give you a baby porcupine?
Alas, it will be one and the same outcome
Saying sorry results with quills in your bum

From now on I will change my approach Вензель_нижний

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA, TONY SINGLE, PHOENIX RISEN & ARTSYCHICK82
© All rights reserved 2017

SPAM® Sushi #3

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?

—Gold

Dear Gold,

We understand your noble indignation. Of 468 published posts and 12 published pages, there can be found 1 video (0.21%), 10 audio posts (2.08%), 14 art posts (2.92%) and 455 text pieces (94.79%). You’re so right! That percentage of video posts is shockingly high!

And you know what else? Literally two days ago, we posted a 2nd video which bumped the aforementioned percentage up by a factor of two! SCANDALOUS! This is completely unacceptable for a blog that shamelessly bills itself as a ‘literary asylum’!

Please be assured that we are now hanging our heads in shame, and shall return to our padded cells without our customary cups of hot cocoa. We need to think long and hard about what we’ve done. There might even be self-flagellation and some disciplinary botty spanking too.

—Tati & Tony (Videographers of Extreme Deceitfulness)

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2017

Button’s Big Boo

Boo!

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The ghouls and witches and all other manner of beasties are coming out of hibernation to ensure that humanity becomes increasingly perverted by fear and frivolity. They want nothing more than to have a vulgar party on cemetery grounds and to stuff poor, helpless mortal faces with sweets and other freebies. How shocking!

The situation has gotten so bad that even Button is getting himself into trouble. Oh, wait, he’s always getting into trouble so, no change there then. In this video, in his own adorable way, Button discourses on Wilde, Hitler, Hanukkah and… erm, a certain unmentionable medical procedure. (You have been warned!)

We hope you’ll enjoy our silly little whim, and wish you a happy and spooky Halloween!

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2017

otterworldly (don’t let me go)

the sun is setting over churchill’s domain
tide has made way for the hush of vesper
a chorus of gnats precedes evensong’s tune
with their preternatural buzz
a falsetto convergence amid bulrush fuzz

two otters, so weary in daylight’s remains
they’re swaying far out in soft waves’ cradle
coupling paws in a blissful slumber so
they won’t drift apart and be lost to the sea
their naked souls entwine beyond a darkened quay

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2017