Ridgelines (Day 9)

basket of muffins

gurus and swamis, yogis and prophets
 
 
had seen the experiments in free love
 
 
 
from disastrous families
 
 
 
with their amazing
           but undeniable sense of the power
 
 
 
he awoke
 
Folded, graceful
 
 
 
 
on the tiny porch
 
easy to forget
 
exploiters, frauds and crackpots,
 
 
 
using the jargon of the spirit
and vegans
 
 
 
 
 
 
somehow nestled in it
 
 
a basket of muffins
 
 
full of life
 
 
 
outside his motel room
 
deliciously easy
 
 
raided in the middle of
 
the odd contemporary
jargon of the spirit
 
disastrous families took
 
 
the graceful ridgeline
 
 
caught up in its
cotton puffs
 
 
as austerely beautiful as
 
 
 
 
 
sipping cof-
fee            red-tailed hawk
found it delicious
prompt: from Frank Monetsonti’s prompt, which asks us to highlight phrases in one color, and then create dialogue by highlighting responses in another color (and creating a choral effect by overlapping colors!) – or, as Montesonti says, to be more code-breaker than archaeologist.

source: Troup, Gary. Bad Twin. New York: Hyperion, 2006. 159. Print.

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5 Responses to Ridgelines (Day 9)

  1. Misky says:

    I love the way I can puzzle this together every which way, and it still makes for interesting reading.

  2. quillfyre says:

    Like this very much. I guess I thought we had to let stand what we didn’t use but did that on mine which made for a difficult read I thought. Would much rather blank out, as you did! Maybe I will go back!

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