Saturday, March 17, 2012

You Will Travel Far And Wide

Image: Uzengia Aleksander Nedic
The more she searched
The less she found.
Even the mirror showed nothing
but a blurred image.

"What am I supposed to do?"

She covered herself with good fortune
cookie messages.
Bit by bit, pieces of paper
Turned her into a living
piñata, hoping
her true self would spill
just like
...
"Ooh a piece of candy!"

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Yes. Yet another Magpie Tale...

15 comments:

  1. yeah but to get tot he center of a pinata it takes a couple hits...and that aint a lot of fun...smiles....

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    1. To access your nirvana, through shit you will travel.
      -Ancient Chinese proverb.

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  2. Love this AND your ancient Chinese proverb ....

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    1. Yes. The Chinese were deep deep people! ツ

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  3. I like how you pull all the papery allusions together. My late Magpie is Lifesaver.

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  4. This is great. Love the imagery.

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  5. Thanks for the visit. That piece is, in fact, part of a much larger story I started years ago, but never finished and have been cannibalizing ever since from my 100-word efforts. Also I just realized that both our stories end with candy, so there's that.

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    1. I thought the blog you write on was a cool idea. A collective of writers from Toronto? Wow! I'll have to go back and spend some time there to read more... I'm from Ottawa by the way!

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    1. With a blogger name like yours, I'm sure your next want ad for finding a mate would be "human pinata preferable but not a must, but preferable, especially the candy filled kind, yes, most preferable!"

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  7. Hey there!
    Catching up...
    This is a good one. No telling what would drop out of me. Maybe old roach clips, rusted beer cans, and a lot of fast food wrappers....
    Hope you are doing well!

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