On Sticky Words

Erin Ashley pinterest.com

Erin Ashley      pinterest.com

Some words
stick together
like pitch and pine
an image lost on those
who’ve never tried to rescue
a cat from a Ponderosa
or free a cat’s nose
from the quills
of porcupines

Other words
repel each other
like pickles and pies
siblings within a pantry
who simply cannot get along
each with his champion
You won’t ever find
them sharing
one plate

“I like my poems.
They’re as good as rocks.” ~ Alice Notley


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to On Sticky Words

  1. a breviary of common sense


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