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Song Beside A Sippy Cup

Sharing a poem I just read yesterday and totally LOVE. Read it out loud. Seriously. Read it out loud. I love the sounds and how it’s put together.


Song Beside  A Sippy Cup by Jenny Factor*


In the never truly ever

truly dark dark night, ever

blinds-zipped, slat-cut,

dark-parked light,

you (late) touch my toes

with your broad flat own

horny-nailed cold toes.

Clock-tock, wake-shock.


In the ever truly never

truly long long night, our

little snoring-snarling

wild-child mild-child

starling-darling wakes every

two, three (you-sleep) hours,

in the never truly ever

truly lawn brawn fawn dawn.


*first published in The Beloit Poetry Journal, vol. 51, no. 4, Summer 2001

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Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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