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Hot Chicken©
by Lisa A Stafford
Friday, March 21, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Poem taken from "At Home on the Edge©" - a collection of poems

 

HOT CHICKEN
 
In the kitchen,
Hope in her red and white
Checkered housedress,
Worn from washing and work,
Cleaned a chicken whose
Neck she’d snapped out back.
Warm and sticky with blood,
It quivered as she pulled
Feathers out by the handful.
Her belly strained out
Against her dress.
It too jumped and quivered.
Through the holes waved a
Faded ‘u’ and half of an ‘s’
On her Riley, sugar sack drawers.
Pappy stalked in.
His boots crusted with mud,
Left brown tracks on
The hardwood floor.
With a dirty hand,
He slapped her rump,
Then memorized her
Bottom to belly.
“Hey Mama,” he whispered,
Kissing her neck and a
Damp, golden ringlet plastered against it.
His breath smelled of white lightning.
Hope closed her eyes against
His hands and whiskey kisses,
And dreamed of the city,
Bright lights and
Hot chicken.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/22/2008
Lisa,
Hope closed her eyes against
His hands and whiskey kisses,
And dreamed of the city,
Bright lights and
Hot chicken


The last few lines says it all, Lisa. Awesome write!

Blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 3/21/2008
Great writ - excellent imagery.

Thanks, ~D.
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 3/21/2008
very descriptive and good imagery... All some people got is hope...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/21/2008
Sometimes life in dreams is better served than the reality, well said....

Be always safe,
Karen
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