Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Request - Three Word Wednesday

Each week Thom offers a three word writing prompt at his site and a Mr. Linky setup to use so that all the participants can find each other. Anyone can participate or else just enjoy the creative work that others do. Perhaps the next world class master wordsmith is among us. Go here.

This week's words:
Defensive; Fertile; Needy.

The Request

Seems like years have passed
since you started your pleading
with me:

Stop all this
defensive blather
you lay down like fertilized
eggs in fertile rows,
expecting full bloom
ripe fungus among needy
matters of habit
strewn backstreet gardens.

I want peace between my teeth.
Would you just shut up?

October 22, 2014 2:13 PM


  1. So okay. I have looked at this poem several times. Yes. I wrote it too. I still can't decide if that middle verse is "you" talking to me or me talking to "you". Sigh.

  2. 'Peace between my teeth,' oh yes, amen, Brother!

    (About the you and me biz, on the first go I thought it was all me. But now I think it’s me, you, me, and I like it best that way.)

  3. I rarely know the difference between me and so constantly tell myself to shut up? Could it be that!

    1. So I said to myself, "Self, pull yourself together!"


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

Get Your Own Visitor Map!