from The Book of Ruth by
masterpiece turned out
To be a scarred-up eternity
Of alarm. The ultimate
the flashy,dazed, unrequited, screaming
Miracle shimmying along
Corrected my accuracy with hoarse yelps.
“Misspelled” loomed alive and burning
Like a spastic squirrel with
Permanent elimination dangling—laughing—
On red flaming lips. Shoelace
Went down and shriveled my championship
Dead like flies. Surprise!
Whispers devout fire—I scramble,
to be a winner. Violently
Delicious celebrity—astonish the breathless
Congregation. The President
Purple gems to the exemplary contestant.
punished. Tears streaming
Around a lost lucky brooch-petal heriloom,
Frantically wailed at a Stillwater Competition.
Use it in a sentence, please.
(photo by Rebecca Fulmer)