Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Desert Experiment


Quite adept
at self-preservation,
the scientist
stumbled upon
a prickly pear,
a little too literally
with face needled
& ass in air

discovered
its viscous sap
gels hair
and edible fruit
intoxicates.

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Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: Deserts
PU Mid-Week Motif: Science
3WW: adept, edible, viscous 

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Exciting News! My poetry book, Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing), has just been released. You can find it at Amazon here.

30 comments:

Susan said...

Ha! Nothing like being absorbed in your work! Fun.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I needed the big grin I am wearing after reading about your scientist with his ass in the air;. Hee hee. Congrats on your book, Laurie. Very exciting!

Jinksy said...

You made me grin at this picture you painted with words. LOL

Peggy said...

Well this person certainly did discover something he didn't expect! Congrats on your book as well.

grapeling said...

ha! cholla cactus are ubiquitous on local trails. i have a friend who has had several close encounters of the ass kind... ~

humbird said...

Playful! I like it!

Susan Lindquist said...

... nothing so humbling as a collision with a prickly cactus! LOL! Talk about an 'aha' moment!

Sheilagh Lee said...

congratulations on your book Laurie
this piece of poetry is utterly charming.

Danny Waise said...

I think he got the needle,this was fun! And very nicely constructed.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Congratulations Laurie on the new book that is awesome! You have inspired me! :-)

Robert Bourne said...

congrats on the book... sometimes you have to get through the prickly parts to get to the good stuff...

Wendy Bourke said...

What a fun piece! And your title is perfection. By the way, congratulations on your book. How exciting!

oldegg said...

Looks as though his luck deserted him this time. Great little scenario.

alan1704 said...

This made me smile and i can image the image you paint. Congrats on the book, it must be exciting.

Jae Rose said...

Did he have his head up there too! Poor scientist..funny and quirky story/poem/image - all three! And congratulations too..

PT said...

Congrats for your Book.....great achievement!
this poem simply tickling

Sumana Roy said...

haha..but no fun moment for the nerd....congrats laurie..

ccchampagne said...

Reads almost like a nursery rhyme, or a children's story that needs to be illustrated! Well done!

Donna Smith said...

Well, now, see this is an educational poem. It's a bit of fictional, facetious, factual, nonfiction. Loved it!
And congratulations!

Brian Miller said...

ha def a trip i would rather not face
not with a prickly pear stuck in it at least....sounds a bit painful...smiles.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Such is the serendipity of art and science. Great job. I will buy your book.

Belva Rae Staples said...

This, too, is intoxicating stuff!

manicddaily said...

Ha. Sounds a ittle worrisome! Thanks, Laurie. K.

Panchali said...

LOL...Superlike...!!!:) Congrats on your book, Laurie!

Mary said...

This made me smile, Laurie.

SaraV said...

Congratulations on your book!! Loved this poem, very fun. Made me laugh out loud :-)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

It always intrigues me how many responses to the prompt have a common theme. Have a clear vision of the impaled scientist.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

It always intrigues me how many responses to the prompt have a common theme. Have a clear vision of the impaled scientist.

Loredana Donovan said...

The irony in this is wonderful ... so humorous! Poor scientist ... though he seemed to learn from his "fall" ... and congrats on your book, Laurie! :)

purplepeninportland said...

Love this, LAurie!