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Posted by : cj on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 02:48 PM
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American Open Mike:  New American Voices .

** Margie Mack **


STRETCHMARKS AND OTHER ROLLS

How did this come about I said, I thought this problem queer.
The rolls and other stretch marks are dangerously near.
I held my breath and stood erect, disrobing piece by piece.
I looked upon my body, squinting eyes and gritting teeth.
If I tried real hard and blurred my eyes, my vision did erase.
The stretch marks of a roadmap, the lines across my face.
Arms and legs, breasts and butt, my stomach near not small.
In this hallucination, I wasn't me at all.
But "I earned each scar", I said aloud, each stretch mark has its glory.
I catch a glimpse of sagging breast, now that's another story.
So I begin to work out, the fat and I will race.
If only Eve could lose the weight, she has a pretty face.
I'm safe within this fat suit, a covering for my soul.
As I walk along the stretch marks, and gather other rolls.



FLUTTERBYE

Don't flutter by the son to close, or he might scorch your wings.
You're pure and do not know the grief that loving him will bring.
His flame, it shines and beckons you, come closer to his lair.
Just like a taste of heroin, he'll really take you there.
Along a path of hopelessness, uncertainty and fears.
A heart that should be happy, instead there will tears.
His eyes obscure, his hands are strong, his arms encircle you.
His bite is everlasting, a web of smoke turned blue.
You're free to flutterby this rogue, so take your wings to sky,
And guard your freedom cautiously . . .
You're just a flutter bye.



YOUR-IN

There is a smell that emulates within the bedroom walls.
It floats on through the kitchen, and travels down the hall.
As I lay beneath the covers drawn the day for me begins,
Not bacon, eggs or pancake smells, but pungent old your-in.
It is not spelled just as you think, but both words mean the same.
One draws upon the common stink that goes through out the game.
As quickly as I clean the mess another will begin,
Unending flow of yellow, the constant stream I'm in.
I grasp the lives that we create; the care is tight and long.
It's somewhat like a rubber band, will stretch and still be strong.
So end this little memory, for Cleo know the game,
And wash away the urine's glow we'll never be the same.


Margie Mack lives in Hanover Park, IL. She has been married for 35 years and has four wonderful sons and two grandchildren. "Writing poetry was my passion," Mack says, "and kept me sane during the times of being a young wife at 16 and a young mother stuck out in Colby's Point, Illinois at the end of a dirt road. I love to write rhyme poetry and admire the works of Robert Frost and also Emily Dickinson."


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