scratch, scratch, SCRATCH!!
months of built-up mane and plumage
fall off in droves
matted clumps of fur float thick in the air
rotted feathers begrudgingly drop like the last stubborn leaves in november
unbuckled scales descend in spastic spurts like unbridled torrential rains
what once were connections that seemed all important,
– discards that no longer serve
newly exposed skin raw and tender
epidermis yearning, aching, longing
insatiable need to rub against rough bark
against a new horn or lover
against the rigidity of firm creeds and dogmas
against untested pipe dreams and flights of fancy
against the raw, nakedness of scary open mics
against anything that might offer relief
the uncomfortable molting
between the what was
and what is to be
Good bye & Good riddance!
– wedded to the urgent expectancy of a full term re-birth
Come baby! Come!
one’s entire self like a recently shaved armpit
growing stiff new stubble
and brother, does it itch.
october 9, 2009
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 632 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 13 shares Learn Social Media, Writing, Editing & Journalism Ethics with elephantjournal.com. 6 shares Dear Pretty Young Woman Flirting with my Husband. 3,596 shares The Real Reason so many Long-term Relationships Fail Sexually. 1,117 share Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 1,049 share Why a Year of No Dating was the Best Thing I ever did for Myself. 8,460 shares The Astrology of 2017: Letting Go & Shining your Light. 1,117 share These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,392 share