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  Across is Mississippi, Got Nothing Down
by Phyllis Jean Green
Monday, September 01, 2008
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Across is Mississippi, Got Nothing Down
High on a train.
"On a high train-?"
No rails,  no fences.  Air
is all that keeps from
Don't look.
Rented Ford.  Old
Muddy looms.  Endless
bolt of silt-yellowed silk.
Whorled and rippled
unless the mist distance
puddings fools.  Up, up,  
up. Crossssssssssssssssssss
then down from the bridge
giant spiders spun
until Memphis squashed.
Hold your breath.
In a taxi.  Driver Ben Laden.
On a jet.  Taxiing whisps of fog  
ghoul gray and brown.
On a jetway.  In an airport.
Slumped before a carousel
rife with others'
baggage.  Around.
Around.  Around.  Other.
rumble's  hunger.
Grit clogging eyes
from a tourist-
flying sandman?
Will you meet me?
If you meet me, will you be
here for me, or you.
Fight-or-flight tugs
at an elbow, then crawls
up a spine.  Hey!
That's my bag!


(c) Phyllis Jean Green, 2008

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Reviewed by Glenda Bixler 9/4/2008
I can feel the despair in this...the uncertainty...
Where do I go next!

Good job!
Reviewed by Morning Star 9/2/2008
Awesome beautiful imagery and beautiful visuals!
A very interesting and truly unique write!
Peace Love and Light....Morning Star
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 9/2/2008
Cacaphony of whirlwind scenes and feelings. Imagery awesome. Liz
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/2/2008
I love the way you write: an immediacy (is that a word) of imagery puts the reader right where you want them to be, and make them glad for having taken the trip. :) Well done, (((Pea)))!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Love the crosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss part. Don't like bridges. LOL
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/1/2008
Interesting and filled with flash images that conjure up all kinds of questions in the mind and soul of the reader... a definate, "let's sit down with a glass of wine and discuss" poem
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/1/2008
well done

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